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Pediatric Dental Concerns


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dentistWe all know the drill: Brush your infant’s first tooth as soon as it sprouts, get her into a dental chair by age 1, and have her brush with a fluoride paste at age 2. However, thanks to the American Dental Association, we’ve outlined the following concerns that you might not have yet encountered. 

Anesthesia and Sedation

Your dentist might recommend that your child be administered anesthesia or sedation to safely complete some dental procedures. Visit mouthhealthy.org to download questions to ask your dentist before any type of anesthesia.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

You can help prevent your baby from developing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay by wiping the gums with clean gauze. When teeth begin to come in, brush gently with a child’s size toothbrush and water. Infants should finish bottles before going to bed.

Dental Emergencies 

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Knowing how to handle them can mean the difference between saving and losing a permanent tooth. For all dental emergencies, take your child to the dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

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