Children’s teeth are more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay compared to the adult teeth. That is the reason why the child’s teeth must be maintained and monitored to promote good oral health. Pediatric Dentistry is a dental specialty which provides primary and comprehensive dental treatments to children and adolescents. As a family oriented dental office, Basin Dentistry does not only treat patients but educate them as well, especially the parents, about their child’s dental health condition.
Parents are the primary carers of the child and must be able to keep track of their oral health. But for some parents and new parents out there, there are still things that they need to know.
Dental Health Facts Parents Need to Know
- Dental Caries win. According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, the number one childhood disease is Cavities! It even surpassed asthma, obesity, and diabetes. Dental cavities in children are 20 times more common than diabetes and five times more common than asthma.
- Newborn children have teeth. Believe it or not, children already have their teeth even before they are born! The milk teeth or the baby teeth start to form when they are still in the womb.
- Babies teeth develop in their 6-12 months. Babies will begin to explore the world using their mouth as they reach around three months of age. They will have increased saliva and will start to put their hands in their mouth. Most parents will be confused about whether or not their babies are already teething, but the baby’s first tooth would usually appear between their 6-12 months. Children will most likely have all their complete baby teeth around the age of 3.
- Brushing the child’s teeth. Some may say that it is okay not to clean the teeth of the child, but the proper time when to start their oral hygiene is at the time when their first tooth appears. Parents must brush the baby’s teeth twice a day with a smear of toothpaste while children have to brush their teeth with a pea-sized toothpaste.
- The mighty enamel. The strongest tissue and the hardest part of the body is the tooth enamel. Many might have already have known about it, but others don’t. The tooth enamel is designed to last a lifetime. It protects the inner layer of the teeth to avoid tooth sensitivity, especially to extreme hot and cold temperatures of food and drinks. Worn down enamel may cause dental issues and may affect the oral health of the child.
These are some of the facts that parents must know to help maintain their child’s dental health. If parents are bothered and worry about how to properly take care and deal with their child’s oral health, it is best to visit a Pediatric dentist at Basin Dentistry.
Basin Dentistry is always ready to take action involving you and your child’s oral health. If you want to experience secure, comfortable and more child-friendly Pediatric Dental Services in Midland, TX, contact us to book your appointment. We are also serving the community of Andrews, TX.