Early Dental Care for Babies, Kids, and Teens

Dental problems often start early in a child’s life. As a parent, it’s important for you to know about early age dental care for your infants, toddlers, and children. It starts when they take their first feed. Wipe their gums with a soft cloth for their oral health.

When your child experiences eruption of the first tooth, between the age of 6 months and 1 year, you should arrange his or her visit to a dentist.

Oral Health for Infants and Babies

Dental care starts from the very early age. Infants who are breastfeeding or feeding with a bottle are also prone to development of plaque in their mouth as they often sleep with the nipple in their mouth.

The milk drips from the nipple and poles around the teeth. It allows bacteria in the mouth to feed on the sugars (from milk) and develop plaque, in the case of failure to maintain proper oral hygiene.

When kids grow up, and they start eating a variety of food, it’s important to keep them away from sugary snacks and liquids. Kids consuming foods higher in sugar have a higher chance to develop oral hygiene problems.

Some Useful Tips From 7 Day Dental

Here are some tips for the oral health of infants and children.

  • Infants should be weaned from the breast or bottle at 14 months of age.
  • Use a small amount of toothpaste for children so that they don’t swallow it.
  • Make sure that your children are using soft bristle toothbrush.
  • Buy toothpaste that contains fluoride. It helps to fight plaque and keeps teeth healthy.
  • If your children don’t brush for recommended 2 minutes, buy them electric toothbrushes with timers. They will help your kids brush for as long as you set the timer on the brush.
  • Tell your children to brush after every meal and floss once a day before they go to bed.
  • Make sure you change toothbrushes for everyone in your family, including children, every three months.
  • Many parents are unaware that the bacteria that cause tooth decay can easily move from the primary caregiver to the child. It’s important that parents don’t share spoons and cups with their children.

For more tips and suggestions, scroll down and check our FAQ section. Experts from 7 Day Dental have answered almost every question related to oral hygiene in infants and babies.

Preventive Treatment for Kids

When your children have a healthy mouth, they will have a better chance of maintaining overall good health. Poor oral hygiene often leads to general health problems. The children fail to get proper nutrition, and they find it difficult to maintain a positive self-image.

At 7 Day Dental, we promise that your kids will always smile with confidence. With the help of our top dentists for kids, it’s easy to prevent a dental problem from ever happening.

Why You Need to Take Preventive Measures

Here are some common problems that your child could be at high risk to encounter unless you take the preventive measures.


Many kids entering the school have cavities. The history goes back to the time when these children were infants.

Cavities can disturb your kids, without you ever noticing. It makes it extremely difficult to develop a healthy diet and a confident smile.

You should take your kid to a professional dentist when he or she grows the first tooth. Early preventive care helps them keep their teeth and gums healthy by developing healthy habits.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are an excellent preventive treatment for kids. Sealants are thin, and they are made of plastic. They cover the chewing surface of the back teeth. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth.

Dental sealants prevent germs and food particles from getting trapped on the chewing surface of molars. Because of the shape of the molars, it’s difficult for kids to properly clean them. Having sealants makes them safe from tooth decay.

Applying sealants doesn’t require any surgical process. It’s quick, easy, and painless. Many insurance plans cover sealants.

How 7 Day Dental Can Help

At 7 Day Dental, we have the best pediatric dentists. Our dentists can play an important role in your child’s life when they come for regular exams and cleanings every six months. This prevents lots of tooth decay and ensures early treatment for any problems of the teeth and gums.

When children become accustomed to the dentist and the office environment, they are less likely to feel anxious or fearful of dental treatment.

The 7 Day Dental office on Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim has a special waiting room for children and their caregivers. We provide games, toys, and TV as well as comfortable seating. The play area is great for kids who have a hard time sitting still. Call us for an appointment.

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