Whether you are a new parent or your child is passing their toddler years and moving on to kindergarten and elementary school, you have a lot to look forward to. You want the best for your child, so you have been doing your research on pediatric dentistry. To help you with that research, we have answered a few common children’s dentistry FAQs.
Is It Time to Take My Child to the Children’s Dentist?
If you have not yet scheduled your child’s first appointment with a pediatric dentist in the Upper East Side, it may be time. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry strongly recommends taking children to the dentist the first time when their first tooth erupts or – at the very latest – by their first birthday if no teeth have yet erupted. Of all of the children’s dentistry FAQs we answer regularly at our office, this is one of the most important. So make your child’s appointment today.
Can I Clean My Infant’s Teeth at Home?
Yes, and you should. With a soft toothbrush made for an infant’s mouth, use a very thin smear of toothpaste and brush gently along the teeth and gums. Do this at least twice a day, in the morning and at bedtime. If you can, you may also want to do it after your child eats.
How Often Should I Make Appointments With a Children’s Dentist?
After their child’s first appointment, parents often ask this and other children’s dentistry FAQs about general care and dental appointments. Just like an adult or an older child, after your child’s first appointment, they should see the dentist every six months for cleanings and examinations.
Contact Our Upper East Side Dentist
We hope that these children’s dentistry FAQs have been helpful. If you have any other questions regarding your child’s pediatric dental care, we would be more than happy to answer them. Call us at William Schlesinger, DDS today at 212-517-4660. We will also be happy to schedule your child’s first (or next) dental appointment, as well.