3 Dental Health Tips for New Parents

3 Dental Health Tips for New Parents

You may feel like you are learning a whole new way of life as first-time parents. There’s a lot of information out there for you, but we wanted to provide a few quick tips that are specific to the oral health of your precious little one.

#1 – Start Dental Hygiene Early

You don’t want to wait until your kids are starting school to begin instilling a good routine of oral care. From the eruption of the first tooth, you should be using an infant-friendly toothbrush to clean those tiny teeth after feeding. In fact, you can start with good gum health by cleaning the gums with a moist, soft cloth after feedings.

#2 – Find a Pediatric Dentist

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you schedule your infant’s first dental appointment when his or her first tooth emerges, or at least by birthday number one. Have you found a dental home for your child yet?

#3 – Focus on Prevention

There are many advancements in restorative dental treatments, but the best thing for your child’s health is to take preventative measures. It is less stressful for your child and less expensive for you. At BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry, we a prevention-forward practice. From dental sealants that reduce the risk of tooth decay to space maintainers to limit the need for orthodontics, our board-certified pediatric dentists are well-qualified to keep your child’s smile bright and clean for years to come.

To learn more about the preventative methods used at BRSH+FLSS or to schedule your infant’s first visit, call us today at 619-741-1500.