Caring for Your Child’s Smile
Two of the best ways to care for your child’s smile are to schedule regular checkups with a pediatric dentist and to teach your child good oral hygiene habits early. Properly caring for your children’s smiles while they are young helps lead to healthier permanent teeth as they grow. Proper care includes assisting them with brushing twice daily and scheduling dental checkups with a pediatric dentist every six months. At Miracle Dentistry, Dr. Dora Rodriguez, and Dr. May Yazji-Corey are your pediatric dentists in Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL.
Good Oral Hygiene Habits
You can help your children develop good oral hygiene habits early by teaching them how to brush their teeth thoroughly and gently. For children under the age of three, a fluoride-free training toothpaste should be used. Once children turn three years of age, they can begin using a regular toothpaste containing fluoride. In addition to emphasizing the importance of brushing twice daily, it is also important to schedule regular dental visits with your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines pediatric dentist.
Childhood Dental Visits
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see a dentist within six months of their first tooth erupting, which is usually around age one. Regular dental visits will keep your child’s teeth and gums the healthiest. Plus, children who visit the dentist regularly are more likely to continue doing so as adults, leading to life-long good oral hygiene habits.
Pediatric dentists are a good choice when you have children versus selecting another type of dentist, such as one who practices family or general dentistry. Pediatric dentists specialize in working with children of all ages and understand how best to reassure and comfort children who are feeling nervous or anxious about their dental visit.
Care for your child’s smile by teaching good oral hygiene habits and scheduling regular pediatric dental appointments. To schedule an appointment for your child with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Yazji-Corey, your Cooper City and Pembroke Pines, FL pediatric dentists, call Miracle Dentistry at (954) 431-3025.
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