Children Dentistry Upland California
Children need utmost care and attention when it comes to oral health. A child’s oral care should start right from the time he/she gets the first tooth. Right from this time to the time children lose all their baby teeth and get permanent ones every stage is very crucial in their growth and development.Regular dental visits should be a part of the curriculum for children. These visits can avoid dental problems and enable healthy growth. Children’s dentistry is a branch of dental medicine dedicated for the oral care of children and teens. A children’s dentist has the knowledge and expertise in handling and treating children. Our dental practice based in the beautiful city of Upland, California is headed by Dr. Nagib Bahri who is exceptional in family and children’s dentistry. His treatment approach has brought our dental practice closer to many families and children in the city.
It is recommended that a child be seen by a dentist once in six months. This brings down the chances of dental ailments in children. When parents take children to the dentist regularly the children start getting used to the atmosphere of dental practice, the devices and most importantly the children’s dentist. This interaction can influence the child’s oral health during his/her entire life. Children are more relaxed and comfortable during their subsequent visits after the first dental consultation.
Toothache is one of the most common dental problems faced by 5 out of 10 children. Toothache can be quite painful and can cause a major upset in your child’s daily life. The main cause for toothache is tooth decay which is due to the action of plaque acids overresidues of sugar related products like candy, sweets, chocolates etc residing over teeth. If your child complains of tooth pain or if you notice any swelling in the gums, it is critical your child is seen by our children’s dentist in Upland, CA.
We educate your child with dental models, the correct brushing and flossing techniques. Our dentist Dr. Bahri also takes time in suggesting a healthy diet and oral care tips for the child.
Most Commonly Asked Questions
1. What is meant by Children Dentistry?
Children or Pediatric Dentistry are the dentists only to care children health. They specialize in caring child oral problem, hygiene factors, cavities and teeth protection throughout childhood age.
The dentist will also help to advise parents to look after child food habits, sucking thumb, biting non-eatable items and grinding teeth etc. Also, it is required to brush child's teeth and floss properly to avoid cavities. It should be solved at early stages otherwise; it leads to varies dental issues.
2. When can I see my Baby’s First Teeth?
At least requires 6 months for babies to erupt first teeth. Initially, the teeth appear at the front. If the teeth do not appear even after 6 months, then it's time to meet the children dentist.
3. When should my Child start using Toothpaste?
Till the age of 2.5 - 3 years, try not to use any fluoride toothpaste. Just clean with water and use soft bristle toothbrush to brush your child teeth slowly. It requires a special care because children try to swallow toothpaste and cause many oral health issues due to fluoride contents in the toothpaste.
If you need to start early brushing at the age of 2 years, visit near children dentistry at Upland, CA. Dr. Nagib Bahri is a professional children specialist in upland, CA. Call us now 909-982-8893 and make an appointment.
4. How to clean my Baby’s Teeth?
To clean your Baby's teeth, use a soft bristle children toothbrush with a tiny amount of fluoride paste. Brush at least twice a day, in the early morning and before the bedtime. Brush slowly and gently to remove food particles that is stuck to the teeth.
5. How many times should I Brush my Child Teeth?
You need to brush at least twice a day, in the early morning and just before the bedtime. It requires a special care to brush your child teeth. If you feel difficult to brush child teeth, visit near children dentistry at upland, CA.
6. How can I help my Child avoid Cavities?
To avoid cavities at the early age, make sure your child follows dental hygiene habits:
- Step 1: Brush twice a day
- Step 2: Floss properly
- Step 3: Avoid sugary food items
- Step 4: Eat more vegetables that are rich in calcium and phosphorous
7. When should I change my Child Toothbrush?
It is required to change your children toothbrush every 3 months. Since the bristles bends slowly after 3 months and later it affects your child teeth while brushing.