The Stages of Dental Hygiene for Children
Over the years, your child will go through a number of different stages in regards to their oral development. At each stage, you must do your part to ensure that your child keeps their teeth in good shape. By learning as much as possible from Orange County Pediatric Dentistry, you give yourself a much better chance of preserving your child’s teeth.
Before your child has teeth, you should start cleaning their gums with a cloth after each feeding. Not only does this remove milk or formula from the gums, but it also stimulates the gum tissue. Then, once your child’s first teeth arrive, you should start using a toothbrush on them twice per day.
When your child is about three years old, they will have all of their teeth. At this point, you can start teaching them some proper brushing techniques. Although they will still need you to brush for them, you can start the teaching process at this age. At Orange County Pediatric Dentistry we can help you immensely by showing you and your child some great techniques as well.
As your child ages, they can start brushing their own teeth. A seven-year-old child should be able to brush their own teeth with your supervision. Once your child is about nine, they should be able to handle the job without supervision. Of course, through everything, continue to book appointments with Orange County Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dayna Olstein and the team at Orange County Pediatric Dentistry are experts in Pediatric Dentistry. We are happy to answer any questions pertaining to pediatric dentistry in Monroe NY, 10950 and the surrounding areas. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Olstein, please contact Orange County Pediatric Dentistry at (845) 928-2205 or visit http://ocpdental.com/.