The frequency of your visits to the dentist depends on a variety of oral health factors. Your dentist at Sheppard Yorkland Dental in North York will let you know how often you should visit out office during your appointment.
From making their first visit fun and exciting to helping your child kick a thumb-sucking habit, Sheppard Yorkland Dental will help with your child's unique dental needs.
Tooth Decay in Children
"Caries control" is a dental term that means controlling the development of dental decay, or cavities. Controlling decay in babies and children is crucial to their overall dental health and is often our focus for our younger patients.
Once your child has teeth they are susceptible to tooth decay. One of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay in babies is to clean teeth regularly.
This helps remove bacteria and prevents sugar from remaining trapped in the tooth and gum area. If your baby has no teeth, use a clean, damp cloth to wipe their gums after feeding.
Water is the best choice between meals and at night. If your baby is used to sleeping with a bottle, try water instead after their regular feeding. This will help reduce to reduce the exposure to decay producing acids.
Your Child's First Appointment
We recommend that your child visits the dentist for the first time at the age of 3.
Thereafter, we usually recommend that children have a professional check-up and cleaning every six months. However, every patient is different and some patients may require more frequent check-ups or cleanings.
During their first appointment we will do everything we can to ensure your child has a positive experience at our practice.
This includes chair "rides" for our young, impressionable patients. We will also teach you and your child the best practices for oral hygiene at home.
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