Your child’s teeth begin forming before birth. The time and frequency of when teeth come through the gum line vary depending on the child. Here is a general timeline of when you can expect your child’s teeth to erupt, and fall out.
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Whether this is your child’s first visit to a dentist or just their first visit to our office, we want to make sure they feel welcome and safe. You can be confident that we will care for you kids as if they were our own.
If you’ve picked up a new tube of toothpaste from a grocery store recently, then you’ve seen all the products that claim to be the best at whitening teeth or maintaining healthy gums.
But how do you know which toothpaste to choose from, especially when they’re for your children?
We enjoy being the best kid friendly dentist in Reno and look forward to maintaining your children’s healthy smiles. And that’s why we’ve come up with a few tips to help you know what to look for when searching for the best toothpaste for kids.
Toothpaste has changed over the years. Shiny boxes depict mini breath strips among a variety of other ingredients and use words like “Intense Stain Remover” to get you to choose one product over another. But the reality is, is that when it comes to your children’s teeth; all you need to find is a toothpaste without any harsh abrasives. Now, depending how little your little one really is, that’s a different story.
Fluoride is used as an additive that’s commonly found in our tap water and foods. It’s used to prevent tooth decay and can reverse the signs of early decay. But not everyone needs the same amount.
The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs explains that lil’ brushers (younger than 3), are still developing their teeth and only need a “smear.” Compared to older brushers (between 3 and 6) who should use a “pea sized amount.”
Keep in mind though that too much fluoride can lead to problems such as enamel loss and white spots, so it’s recommended to always follow the directions from the manufacturer and take notice of how much is in the toothpaste you choose for your children.
We invite you to call us and make an appointment for your child today. Our doctors, technicians, and staff are some of the most dedicated and compassionate around. We know finding a child friendly dentist in Reno or anywhere for that matter can be tough. But we encourage you to try us and experience our practice for yourself!
If your child is complaining about tooth sensitivity, one of the most important things you can do is try to find out what’s causing the discomfort. Knowing what’s causing the pain and where it’s coming from will help you determine how quickly you need to get your child seen by the dentist. While tooth sensitivity comes from a variety of sources, we’ve compiled a list of common problems your child may be experiencing that are causing them discomfort:
Improper brushing can lead to thinner tooth-enamel and quicker-than-normal gum reduction. To correctly clean your teeth, place your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gum. Brush back-and-forth, cleaning the inner, outer and all chewing surfaces including the tongue to get rid of bacteria and bad breath.
These develop from reduced minerals and weakened or destroyed tooth-enamel. White spots on the tooth may appear to indicate decay, and if found early enough can be reversed. Using a soft-bristle brush and fluoride varnish can help reverse these effects. However, if the decay has progressed too much, a dentist will have to repair it with a filling.
Hairline cracks are quite common. While they may be difficult to see with the naked eye and even X-rays, they can be extremely painful. To ease the discomfort associated with it, rinse your child’s mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce the swelling.
When primary teeth fall out and the permanent ones erupt, the air and food that comes into contact with them can cause them to be extremely sensitive.
Congestion build-up can make it feel as though your teeth are sensitive because of the sinus’ close proximity to the upper jaw.
Regardless of what type of pain your child is experiencing though, you should get them in to see their dentist as soon as possible. Prolonging treatments can have long-term adverse effects on your child’s oral health. If your child is in extreme pain, you should visit your nearest emergency room for treatment.