Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and attractive smile, start bring them to Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove early.
We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. We’ll keep the visit short, but complete a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.
We can guide you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You can also be guided about healthy eating choices and the consequences of poor choices. It is especially important to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.
Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for tooth decay. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.
Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always best for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.
At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, our family dentistry helps maintain the dental health of everyone in your home. We also offer restorative dentistry, and a full range of other procedures. Call to schedule your next checkup today.
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