Dentist in Houston provides preventive dentistry for children of all ages
Whether it is your newborn or toddler, we understand you want the best dental treatment for your child. The team at Vivid Dental in Houston enjoys providing a warm and welcoming office environment for children of all ages. We provide preventive dentistry for the youngest to the senior members of the family. You can count on our team for gentle care whether the appointment is for a teeth cleaning or a dental filling.
Protecting babies from cavities
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dentist see a child after the first tooth has erupted or by age one. Until the baby cuts the first tooth, wipe the mouth with a soft, moist washcloth every day. When the first tooth erupts, we recommend brushing it with a soft bristle toothbrush. Babies are not born with the bacteria that cause dental caries, which can lead to cavities. However, there are multiple ways to protect a baby’s oral health by avoiding the following:
- Giving the baby juice until 6 months old
- Letting the baby sleep with a bottle of milk or juice
- Giving the baby candy, soda, and any other sugary foods or beverages
All of these habits are unhealthy because sugars convert to acids, which can cause dental caries. If the baby develops dental caries, white spots may appear on the teeth. If you notice these, contact us immediately for an appointment.
Teaching children the importance of oral hygiene
As your baby grows and develops into a toddler, we encourage you to teach proper technique for brushing the teeth. We recommend holding the toothbrush at a slight angle against the gums and moving it back and forth over the teeth. The child should brush after breakfast and before bedtime. Just as we encourage daily brushing, visiting the dentist is important. You can present this milestone as a sign of growing up.
Are you looking for dental care for your child? The team at Vivid Dental would be happy to talk with you further about the services we provide at our office. Call 281-809-4902 today.