When Should My Child First See a Pediatric Dentistry Specialist?
We recommend children see a dentist as soon as age 1 (Learn about:What to Expect at Your Kid’s First Dental Visit at Age One) so we can begin a regular routine of professional dental care and can help you with any queries you may have about their home care.
Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?
Children have different oral health needs to adults and this is where seeing a pediatric dentist can be invaluable. Our pediatric dentists such as Dr. Marina Krepkh have first qualified as general dentists before going on to complete several years’ additional training to specialize in pediatric dentistry. This additional training enables them to provide the very best level of care for your child right from infanthood up until their late teens.
When Do I Need to Begin Brushing My Kid’s Teeth?
You should begin cleaning their teeth as soon as they erupt, using a very soft baby toothbrush and appropriate toothpaste. You can even begin oral care before the first tooth emerges by gently cleaning your baby’s gums after each feeding with a clean washcloth or damp piece of gauze.
Do Cavities in Baby Teeth Need to Be Filled?
We will fill any cavities we find in your child’s baby teeth and it is important to do so as otherwise the infection could spread, affecting the pulp of the tooth. Without treatment it’s quite possible for a baby tooth to become so badly infected that it needs removing. We obviously don’t want this to happen, not least because tooth decay is very painful.
Kids Dentistry Center
7708 4th Ave 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209