Pediatric dentistry that’s anything but scary
At My Dentist for Life in Plantation, we understand that coming to the dentist can be a source of anxiety for many patients, especially the young ones. We also understand that pediatric dentistry is essential in setting the stage for adult teeth to grow in properly, and for a lifetime of healthy check-ups and happy smiles.
If you’re a parent, you know that the best way to instill good values in your kids is to teach them at an early age. The same goes for dentistry. Making sure your kids brush and floss properly and regularly, and bringing them in for regular dental check-ups is one of the best things you can do for them. Thankfully, Dr. Saba Rizvi and our entire team at My Dentist for Life love working with children and helping teach them healthy habits and values in a relaxed and fun environment. They might even enjoy coming to the dentist!
Kid’s dental services
Just because their baby teeth are going to fall out and be replaced with adult teeth does not mean that they are any less important. In fact, healthy baby teeth set the stage for healthy adult teeth to grow in later, so it’s important to care for their teeth as soon as they emerge.
Did you know that left untreated, cavities and tooth decay can not only cause oral health problems, but can also cause learning and developmental problems? Kid’s teeth are much more prone to decay and cavities because they do not yet have the skills to clean their teeth properly, so it’s essential to teach them good habits and bring them in regularly for cleanings, exams, and prevention.
Some of our pediatric dental services include:
- Digital x-rays
- Gentle cleanings
- Fluoride treatment
- Tooth colored fillings
- Prevention & education
Caring for baby teeth at home
- You should start cleaning your baby’s gums before teeth come in. Gently wipe them using a warm wet rag or baby brush after feeding.
- Bring your baby in to see us as soon as their first tooth emerges, which is usually around 1 year of age.
- Use a children’s toothbrush (soft bristle, small head, large handle) and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.
- You should brush your child’s teeth for them until they are able to hold the brush themselves.
- Continue to supervise brushing until they are able to rinse and spit without assistance, usually around age 6.
- Maintain your regular, twice yearly visits with Dr. Rizvi at My Dentist for Life.
Give us a call!
If you want only the best pediatric dental care for your little ones, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about children’s dentistry, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Plantation pediatric dentist – Dr. Rizvi at My Dentist for Life – give us a call today at (954) 532-8517.