Root canal treatment for primary (Milk) teeth & early permanent
Fluoride application (Prophylaxis)
Information on Baby
Child & Child Care:
Proper dental care begins before a baby's first tooth appears. Just
because you can't see the teeth doesn't mean they aren't there.
Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy.
At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully
developed in the jaw.
Running a damp washcloth over a baby's gums daily will help clear
away harmful bacteria. Parents can brush kids' teeth as they come in
with an infant toothbrush, using just water until about age 2.
Parents should help young kids set specific times for drinking each
day because sucking on a bottle throughout the day can be equally
damaging to young teeth.
Even babies can develop tooth decay if good feeding habits aren't
practiced. Putting a baby to sleep with a bottle might be
convenient, but can harm the baby's teeth. When the sugars from
juice or milk remain on a baby's teeth for hours, they can eat away
at the enamel, creating a condition known as bottle mouth. Severe
cases result in cavities and the need to pull all of the front teeth
until the permanent ones grow in.
Around age 2, most kids can spit while brushing. Use a very small
amount of toothpaste, with supervision, until around age 5.
Consider taking your child to a dentist who specializes in treating
kids. Pediatric dentists are trained to handle the wide range of
issues associated with kids' dental health. They also know when to
refer you to a different type of specialist, such as an orthodontist
to correct an overbite or an oral surgeon for jaw realignment.
A pediatric dentist's primary goals are prevention (heading off
potential problems before they occur) and maintenance (using routine
checkups and proper daily care to keep teeth and gums healthy).