How kids in Newport Beach CA can benefit from early dental care
Everyone has heard, and most likely repeated, the phrase “children are our future.” Many of the things that occur before children are speaking in complete sentences, or even speaking at all, have a tremendous impact on their futures, and it can influence how far they will go in life. A prime example of this is dental care. A healthy smile is an important social and professional asset. The importance of good dental care begins before your child can say “dentist.” When your children begin seeing Dr. Thomas Rolfes, Dr. Christina Do, and Dr. Cary Dunne, before they are a year old, it will help them establish a good relationship with the team at Smiles4OC, and it can help them establish a lifetime of good dental habits.
Early dental care
Caring for your child’s dental needs actually begins before he or she has any teeth. At least twice a day your baby’s gums should be gently wiped with a soft cloth or a sterile cotton pad. Once your baby has his or her first tooth, the team at Smiles4OC will explain how to care for his or her teeth and gums during and after the teething process.
As kids get older, they will want to begin brushing their own teeth, it can be made into a fun learning experience if you brush your teeth together. They observe your actions and mimic you; this helps teach them how long to brush their teeth and the proper techniques. After the age of two, you can begin introducing your child to toothpaste by placing a small amount, no larger than a pea, on his or her brush. Even once your child is brushing his or her own teeth, you will still need to assist with the flossing. Young children do not have the dexterity to do this for themselves. By teaching your children the importance of good oral hygiene and regular preventive dental care, you can ensure they will have a lifetime of healthy smiles.
If your baby has his or her first tooth, call us today at (714) 557-0700 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rolfes, Do, and Dunne. If you are looking for a dental office that understands your child’s changing dental needs and can care for your entire family, look no farther than Smiles4OC. Our office is a short drive for Newport Beach CA residents to receive the outstanding dental care they deserve.
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