Kids Care

Child's first teeth will begin coming in between three and sixteen months. The two bottom front teeth will be the first to come in and this will be followed by the four upper teeth in four to eight weeks. Permanent teeth begin erupting at around 6-7 years of age and continue until your child gets his third molars at age of 17-22 years old.

When should I begin cleaning my child's teeth?

Once your child's teeth begin erupting, you can begin cleaning them by wiping them with a moist washcloth. As your child gets more teeth, you can begin to use a soft child's toothbrush. You should use just a pea-size of the tooth paste.

When should I take my child to the dentist?

Usually the first visit to the dentist is at two to three years of age, when child will be capable to sit on the dental chair. But if the child is fine to be at the dentist can start six months after the first tooth about 12 month eruption as quick exam only. Some of the risk factor for getting a lot of cavities can include having a mother with a lot of cavities. Child sleeping with a bottle or drink lots off juice. Also, kids with special health care needs. If the child has any problems, such as staining of his teeth, crowding or abnormal tooth development, or if he has any risk factors for developing cavities, then he should see a dentist earlier. You may also want to see a dentist if your child has any persistent habits, such as sucking his thumb or using a pacifier as a toddler. In general, yes. All children need supplemental fluoride after they are six months old to help prevent cavities. For most children, they can get this fluoride from the water they drink, if they are in an area where the city water supply has an adequate amount of fluoride in it. Sealants are usually applied to the back teeth to help protect the grooves and pits of these teeth that can be hard to clean and are prone to develop cavities. A sealant is a plastic material that is applied to the teeth, hardens, and provides a barrier against plaque and other harmful substances