early infant pediatric dental care provided by Treasured Smiles in Maricopa, AZ

Early Infant Dental Care in Maricopa, Arizona

At Treasured Smiles Children's Dentistry, our team is happy to serve children of all ages, including young infants. We are pleased to offer early infant dental care in Maricopa, Arizona, so your child can get started on a healthy, and long-lasting smile. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child with our pediatric dentist, we welcome you to Contact Treasured Smiles Children's Dentistry today at 520-316-6111 and ask for Dr. Duane C. Clouse.

When Does My Child Start Brushing?

All infants should have a daily oral cleaning. Using a soft, damp cloth, gently wipe your baby’s gums to remove any lingering formula or milk and prevent bacteria buildup.

Early Childhood Teeth: What You Need to Know

Teeth begin to erupt through the gumline at about 6 months of age and continue to gradually appear until about age 3. As soon as teeth begin to emerge from the gums, you should begin using a soft-bristle baby toothbrush to clean your infant’s teeth. Use a tiny smear of child-safe toothpaste for children under the age of 2. After age 2, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste to clean their teeth. You should clean your child’s teeth at least twice a day. We recommend that you brush and floss your child’s teeth for them until about age 7, when their motor skills will have developed enough for them to brush on their own.

Oral Care 24/7

As your child develops teeth, you should avoid giving them a bottle filled with juice or other sweetened liquids when they go to bed. If your child insists on having a bottle, fill it only with water. This will help to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Growing Pains

Your baby’s mouth may also become sore while teething. You can help them feel more comfortable by providing a chilled teething ring and gently wiping their gums with a cold washcloth before and after meals.

Your Child’s First Appointment

When your child’s teeth begin to erupt, schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist for your child’s first “well-baby” appointment. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to provide dental care for infants and young children to ensure that they remain healthy and develop correctly.

Request an Appointment With Us

Your little ones deserve the best and most comprehensive dental care. We are always accepting new patients and ready to give each child a reason to smile! To schedule an appointment at our office, give us a call at (520) 316-6111, or fill out the appointment request form here.

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