If you have not done so already, seek out our pediatric dentist for your child. To ensure that your child receives the necessary pediatric care to keep their smile strong for several decades to come, daily cleanings, as well as routine checkups, will be required. Caring for your child’s smile will take several years before your child will be able to properly administer their own oral hygiene care.
Due to several health risks associated with the oral health care of children, pediatric dentists need to receive additional training beyond dental school. Typically, the advanced training takes two to three years. Once equipped with the proper knowledge, a pediatric dentist can provide oral health care to children no matter the age. They can provide treatments for various high-risk issues including thumb sucking, baby bottle tooth decay and teething.
Not only will it require the help of our general dentist for your child’s oral health, you too also need to take care of your child’s teeth and gums. Typically, your child’s first tooth will begin to appear during the first year of their life. The process of a tooth erupting up above gums is known as an eruption. If a child’s tooth is present above the gumline, it will need to be cared for. Be sure to brush your child’s teeth on a daily basis.
If you would like to have your child’s smile examined by our team at Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen, please book an appointment with us at our office. To set up a visit with Dr. Stapley, Dr. Kitchen and our team in Mesa, Arizona, please contact us at 480-830-8946.