There’s something about the early years with your children, especially with a first baby, that can make dentistry for children seem like a foreign and bewildering world. Fortunately, we are always here to answer your questions and to help you and your little one along to ensure teeth and gums are safe, healthy, and developing properly. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, we would like to provide you with information about early decisions you’ll have to make (that we frequently receive questions about), so you feel like you have solid direction.

Cleaning Your Child’s Gums and First Tooth

When your child is still very young, it is important that you provide care to gums and then to that first adorable tooth that arrives. Simply use a clean cloth, get it wet with water, and then gently rub it over your child’s gums to cleanse them. Continue doing this over gums and baby’s first tooth until more teeth come in.

Early Flossing And Brushing Info

Among the dentistry for children questions we receive, we often hear inquiries about brushing teeth. Not sure when to introduce a toothbrush? Here’s what you should know: First, when initial teeth arrive, use a grain-of-rice amount of toothpaste on an age-appropriate brush to cleanse your child’s teeth. Then, at three years of age, it’s time for a pea-size dollop of paste.

Why It’s Okay To Ask Questions

Even if you have seven children, there will always be questions that show up about dentistry for children (and dental care for yourself, too). When you’re informed, you’re able to make good decisions and care for your teeth. So, please ask! We will be more than pleased to help.

See Us For Children’s Dental Care

Bring your children in for the pediatric care and compassionate attention their smiles require to remain healthy. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.