Looking for a Pediatric Dentist?

At Amara Dental, we understand how important it is for children to have positive experiences at the dentist, since they will be regular visitors for years to come!

Your child won’t keep his or her baby teeth forever, but primary teeth serve some extremely important functions. They serve as guides for the eruption of future adult teeth and they help your child to bite, chew and speak now. So ensure your child’s teeth stay healthy and are lost naturally — when it’s time.

When to Expect Child’s First Teeth

  • Your child’s 20 baby teeth will begin to appear usually between six and nine months (though in some cases teething may start as early as three months or as late as twelve months).
  • The two lower front teeth tend to erupt first, followed by the two upper ones.
  • The first molars come in next, followed by the canines (eyeteeth).
  • Your baby may experience discomfort during this process.

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

  • To care for your infant’s gums and newly erupting teeth, gently wipe them with a water-soaked gauze pad or damp washcloth after each feeding.
  • Starting at age 2, when there are more teeth in the mouth, establish a daily brushing routine with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste.

Your Child's First Dental Appointment

It may sound early, but the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his or her first birthday. There are a number of forms of tooth decay that can affect babies and small children, which is why it is extremely important to start learning proper pediatric oral hygiene techniques, checking for cavities and watching for developmental problems early.

Pediatric Dental Treatments

To prevent tooth decay in children or to repair teeth when necessary, Amara Dental offers:

  • Topical Fluoride — Fluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making more decay resistant.
  • Dental Sealants — A plastic coating can be applied at the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the little grooves ( "pits and fissures") on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • Root Canal Treatment — Baby teeth are important guides to the permanent teeth, so saving them from premature loss can help prevent future problems.
  • Bonding — Chips and minor fractures to front teeth can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials.
  • Orthodontic Concerns — Orthodontic treatment around age 7 can help direct proper tooth positioning and jaw growth, eliminating or simplifying later treatment.

Looking for a Pediatric Dentist?

At Amara Dental, we understand how important it is for children to have positive experiences at the dentist, since they will be regular visitors for years to come!

Your child won’t keep his or her baby teeth forever, but primary teeth serve some extremely important functions. They serve as guides for the eruption of future adult teeth and they help your child to bite, chew and speak now. So ensure your child’s teeth stay healthy and are lost naturally — when it’s time.

When to Expect Child’s First Teeth

  • Your child’s 20 baby teeth will begin to appear usually between six and nine months (though in some cases teething may start as early as three months or as late as twelve months).
  • The two lower front teeth tend to erupt first, followed by the two upper ones.
  • The first molars come in next, followed by the canines (eyeteeth).
  • Your baby may experience discomfort during this process.

Caring for Your Child’s Teeth

  • To care for your infant’s gums and newly erupting teeth, gently wipe them with a water-soaked gauze pad or damp washcloth after each feeding.
  • Starting at age 2, when there are more teeth in the mouth, establish a daily brushing routine with a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste.

Your Child's First Dental Appointment

It may sound early, but the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his or her first birthday. There are a number of forms of tooth decay that can affect babies and small children, which is why it is extremely important to start learning proper pediatric oral hygiene techniques, checking for cavities and watching for developmental problems early.

Pediatric Dental Treatments

To prevent tooth decay in children or to repair teeth when necessary, Amara Dental offers:

  • Topical Fluoride — Fluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth, making more decay resistant.
  • Dental Sealants — A plastic coating can be applied at the dental office to prevent cavities by sealing the little grooves ( "pits and fissures") on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • Root Canal Treatment — Baby teeth are important guides to the permanent teeth, so saving them from premature loss can help prevent future problems.
  • Bonding — Chips and minor fractures to front teeth can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials.
  • Orthodontic Concerns — Orthodontic treatment around age 7 can help direct proper tooth positioning and jaw growth, eliminating or simplifying later treatment.

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