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What to Do When the First Tooth Erupts for Your Child

Posted on 2/17/2018 by OPDSF Office
First Tooth Eruption Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry - OPDSF CA 94116It is exciting when your child gets their first tooth and like any good parent, you want to make sure that they get the best care.

This means being able to show them the proper oral hygiene that needs to be done, as well as taking them for their first dental visit. Children as young as one can go to see the dentist when they have their first teeth in their mouths.

The Best Dental Practices for Toddlers

It is always good to practice great oral hygiene from a young age, even before the child has teeth. A soft finger brush can be used to brush across the gums and around the mouth and on the tongue.

This makes the child more comfortable with oral brushing when they do end up having teeth. When they get their first teeth, it is important to practice the same oral hygiene practices.

Being able to practice the best oral hygiene practices for your little one can ensure that they're using the right practices as they become older.

Oral Checkups with a Pediatric Dentist

Once the tooth comes through and you continue to do the brushing, it is important to make sure that you bring them for their first dental check up.

Not only will the dentist look in their mouth and view their teeth, but they can clean them and make sure that everything looks good. This is always a good thing to think about when it comes to cleaning the teeth and getting all the information that is needed on them.

Speak with us here when considering where to bring your little one for their first checkup. Using a pediatric dentist is always recommended and we can provide the necessary dental care that your little one is in need of. Speak with us today to learn more or to schedule their appointment.
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San Francisco, CA 94116

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