A Little Hero’s beautiful smile can bring a parent so much joy. How can you make sure those pearly whites remain as healthy as possible and safe from the decaying grasp of the Sugarbugs? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers these tips to follow:
- Use fluoride toothpaste twice a day
- Floss your little one’s teeth once a day
- Schedule regular dental visits
- Apply sealants to permanent back teeth soon after they come out
- Snack no more than twice per day
It’s time for your Little Hero to take a stand against the sneaky Sugarbugs. The battle may be long and difficult, but the team at Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. For more information about our incredible services, visit our office in Mission, San Juan, or Laredo today!
Are Baby Teeth Important?
You may be wondering, “Why baby teeth are so important if they’ll eventually fall out?” The truth is their proper care has important effects on your Little Hero. Your child’s primary teeth are crucial for correct chewing, proper speech and the right development of jaws and aesthetic features. Caring for your little one’s baby teeth will not only be important for proper function, it will additionally help prevent harmful conditions in the long run. Also, children who get cavities on baby teeth are more likely to get cavities on their permanent teeth.
Let Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry help you and your little one prepare in the fight for great oral hygiene. From our amazing power chambers to our super tools, your Little Hero will find it all at one of our convenient locations.
At What Age Should My Little Hero Visit a Pediatric Dentist?
Like many things, oral hygiene and the proper care for teeth should be taught to your child at a young age, and a pediatric dentist can help. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your Little Hero should visit a dentist before 12 months of age. For your first visit to Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists will establish a close and trusting relationship with you and your little hero. The first visit will evaluate your child and help you understand the ways to care for their teeth, dietary guidelines, negative effects of pacifier and finger (thumb-sucking) habits, and tooth eruption. Also, our pediatric dentists are equipped with the right size super tools for Little Heroes.
Are You a Little Hero?
The first visit to a dentist to battle the Sugarbugs can be intimidating. Rest assured that our heroic team of dentists will do everything to make your child feel at ease. With our highly interactive and entertaining methods, your child’s visit will be unforgettable. For more information about our services, contact our office today.