It is important to protect your child’s teeth against decay from an early age. When your child’s first teeth emerge at about six to twelve months old, schedule an appointment with a pedodontist (children’s dentist). At age three, we can transition them to our office for pediatric dentistry in Reno, Nevada. Their first visit to our office will be fun and enjoyable. Children are not born with a fear of the dentist. If they have pleasant, comfortable experiences from a young age, fear of the dentist can be avoided. We will make you and your child feel at ease.

Your child’s baby teeth will begin to come in between the ages of six to twelve months, continuing until about age three. Your child’s gums may feel tender and sore during teething. To help with the pain, soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a wet cloth across them or use a teething ring. There are 20 primary teeth.

Be sure to check your child’s teeth about every two weeks for discoloration, which may indicate decay. To protect your child’s teeth from sugars and plaque, brush your child’s teeth four times a day. Do not use fluoride toothpaste on a child younger than two.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerald Hansen or Dr. Austin Braun, contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today.