Caring for baby’s first set of teeth is important. Not only do they ensure the right position for future permanent teeth, it also has a bearing on a child’s facial and speech development. Because of its temporary nature, some parents neglect to properly care for baby teeth and wait until the permanent teeth start coming in. This is a misconception that can have serious consequences on a child’s dental and overall health.
Proper care for babies’ dental health starts as soon as their teeth begin to develop. Parents should start by cleaning baby’s gums with a soft cloth and eventually by brushing using a baby toothbrush. This way cavities can be avoided and help in the growth of healthy primary teeth. As early as the first year, a baby should be taken for their first dental visit. While there are family dentists that claim they can treat babies and children as well as adults, it is always best to consult with a pediatric dentist for your baby’s dental needs. Pediatric dentists are extensively trained in children’s dental growth and development. In addition, they are also immersed in child psychology and management. As children are different, and more difficult, to treat than adults, pediatric dentists learn and apply techniques to gain a child’s confidence. Often a good child-dentist relationship becomes a critical aspect and a requirement in finding a good children’s dentist. A child’s early experience with his dentist can later affect how he regards dental care and his dental habits in the future. A good pediatric dentist makes dental visits a positive experience, which becomes an encouragement to your children.
At Smile Reef, a positive experience is a guarantee, gaining the reputation of being a premier destination for dental care in Las Vegas. Smile Reef is child-friendly, full of fun stuff, and best of all Dr. Jensen is a fantastic children’s dentist in Las Vegas. Parents can be assured of an inviting environment and the services of a skilled pediatric dentist at Smile Reef.