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The Importance of Dental Care for Kids in Parma Heights, Ohio

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Dr. Wolnik offers dental care for kids in Parma Heights, Ohio, near Parma and Cleveland. Meet Dr. Wolnik.

If you’re a new parent, you may be exhausted from absorbing copious amounts of information about caring for your baby. Of course you want what’s best for your child! When it comes to teeth, many parents know a lot about teething and how to help their baby through the process; however very few are aware of the importance of starting child dental care at a young age.

Dr. Wolnik’s office has put together a comprehensive guide about child dental care to make it easy for new parents to ensure their baby has a healthy smile down the road.

Dental Care for Kids

  • Early child dental care is critical during these developmental years as this will set the stage for a healthy mouth in the future.
  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should see the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears. Teeth typically begin to grow in between four and seven months of age.
  • Biannual dental visits should begin at age two or three, when all 20 of your child’s baby teeth have grown in.
  • Permanent teeth begin to grow in around age 6. You can expect your child to begin losing his or her baby teeth around this age.

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The first dental visit should help to educate you, as a parent, on the best ways to keep your son or daughter’s teeth healthy. You can expect the dentist to conduct a preliminary examination of your child’s teeth and gums. The dentist will then educate you on how to properly care for your child’s teeth as they continue to grow in.

Encourage Dental Care for Kids at Home

  • Help youngsters brush teeth properly, as many children under the age of five lack the fine motor skills to correctly clean their teeth.
  • Monitor your child’s brushing habits to ensure that they’re not swallowing fluoridated toothpaste, which can be dangerous when ingested.
  • Keep juice and sugar intake to a minimum. That includes you, too, mom and dad!

Dental Care for Kids in Parma Heights, Ohio

Questions about caring for your child’s teeth? Give us a call at (440) 888-5055 or send us an email at info@drwolnik.com  and we’re happy to help!

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