When it comes to family dentistry we know the first few years in your child’s life are critical for maintaining life long healthy oral habits. Your baby’s 20 teeth are already present under the gums when they are first born so taking care of your kid’s teeth is important from day one. According to the ADA (American Dental Association), you should take your child to the dentist within the first 6 months of your kids first tooth eruption.
If you’re not taking good care of your kid’s teeth it could drastically change the alignment for their adult teeth. When your babies tooth falls out too early it causes the adult tooth to move into the empty spaces of the mouth where it isn’t suppose to grow. This means the adult teeth can’t grow in the proper place they’re suppose to grow. That’s why keeping your child’s teeth healthy shouldn’t be over looked.
At Austin Family Dentistry, we care about covering the whole family dental package and that starts with your kids. We want to equip you with the right tools to give your kids the healthy teeth they deserve. That’s why we’ve created a Kids Dental Care Guide that gives you all the information you need to keep your child’s mouth healthy. We’re covering:
- First dental checkup
- When to start brushing
- What type of brush to use
- Tooth decay prevention practices
- First orthodontic checkup
- Frequency of dental visits
So download our FREE guide to start taking preventative action now. Trust us, your kids will thank you later!