To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out about their child’s risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.
Cavities aren’t all that parents need to learn about regarding their child’s oral health. The first dental visit is an opportunity for parents to learn about:
- How to care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth
- Proper use of fluoride
- Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking
- Teething and milestones of development
- The link between diet and oral health
After the first visit, the dentist will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits. The schedule may vary according to each child’s needs and risks. As your child grows, their needs change and our dental team will be there to help you learn how to prevent and manage common oral health problems at every age.