Did you know tooth decay is the most common preventable childhood disease?
It is important for parents to recognize that a cavity can start to form as soon as a baby tooth starts to appear. That means as early as four to six months in some children. Parents need to be proactive in helping their children prevent tooth decay. Let’s look at some ways parents can help their children:
- Find a Pediatric Dentist as Soon as theFirst Tooth Starts to Appear. Pediatric dental offices are equipped to specifically treat children. They are designed with open inviting treatment rooms with bright colored walls. The trained doctor and dental staff are warm and friendly, ready to meet their wonderful little patient.
- Do Not Allow Your Child to Sleep with a Bottle. Bottles should only be filled with formula, milk or water. Too often we give our babies juice or sugary beverages in bottles to comfort and soothe them. Neverdo so, as this misuse can cause decay.
- Start Healthy Hygiene Habits Early. Parents should set an example for their kids, as children observe their parents’ behavior regardless of the circumstance; especially when it comes to oral hygiene. Brush and floss together to not only allow bonding time but to guide them in proper brushing and flossing. Kids don’t have the dexterity to thoroughly brush and floss until age eight, so it is in everyone’s best interest to be a helping hand until then.
- Preventative Care. Tooth decay can spread quickly; especially in and in order to prevent cavities, it is imperative that you visit your pediatric dentist in Los Angeles every 6 months to keep those small pearlies strong and healthy.
To schedule an appointment with our highly experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Alex Moradzadeh, please contact Crystal Dental Center at 213.748.8448 or for further information about pediatric dentistry and helpful suggestions please visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com.