At what age should kids see a dentist?
Generally, you may want to bring your child anytime after the eruption of their first tooth, or at the age of 1. National studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities, many kids get cavities as early as age 2. To prevent early childhood cavities, parents need to find out the risk of developing cavities.
- The first dental visit allow parents to understand the followings:
- Proper care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth.
- Oral habits such as finger and thumb sucking.
- Proper use of fluoride.
- Teething and milestones of development.
- The linkage between diet and oral health.
Emergency management of an avulsed tooth (a tooth that drops out via accident or trauma)
The most important thing is to remain calm. Find the tooth and hold it by the crown rather than the root. If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (10 seconds) under cold running water and try to reinsert it in the socket. Bite on a cloth and hold it in position. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a glass of milk or the child’s saliva. Seek emergency dental treatment immediately.
- Tooth Brushing Techniques
- Relationship Between Bacteria and Tooth Decay
- Healthy Foods
- Differences Between Baby and Adult Teeth Set
- Checking of Teeth by Dentist