Pediatric Oral Care
Pediatric care relates to children of all ages, from newborns, to toddlers, to adolescents. Our concerned and compassionate dentists are happy to advise parents and help children maintain good oral health from the moment they’re born. As a new parent, we understand you may not understand oral dental care for children, and that is why we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Infant Oral Care
Oral care begins early with cleaning your child’s mouth before teeth even appear. Your baby’s first dental visit won’t need to be scheduled until teeth emerge (around 6-12 months of age), but that doesn’t mean oral care falls by the wayside until then.
From the moment you bring your newborn home, you can wipe gums in the morning and before bedtime with a soft, clean, damp cloth. This helps to reduce sugar and bacteria that could lead to gum disease and tooth decay as the first teeth emerge. When teeth appear, you’ll switch to an infant toothbrush and a tiny (rice sized) amount of ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste for cleaning.
Make sure to schedule a first dental visit with Fioritto Family Dental by your baby’s first birthday. After a brief and gentle examination, we’ll discuss a plan for optimal oral health moving forward.
Dental Concerns with Children
As babies become toddlers, young children, and adolescents, their needs will change. Fioritto Family Dental proudly offers oral dental care for children of all ages, and we’re happy to advise parents, offer custom treatment plans to prevent common issues, and deal with oral health concerns.
Oral health begins with proper oral hygiene at home, and regular visits for professional examination, cleaning, and x-rays. We work to prevent and treat issues like cavities (dental caries) in baby teeth and check to make sure adult teeth are emerging healthy and straight. As kids move into adolescence, we can discuss braces and the emergence of wisdom teeth, as well as potential issues like tobacco use or oral piercings that could affect oral health.
We’re with you every step of the way as your children grow and become young adults. Our priorities are to create healthy habits for life, maintain optimal oral health, and deliver a radiant smile that gives kids the confidence to shine. We achieve these goals by providing parents with personalized advice, targeted education, and superior treatment options.
The Best Oral Care for Pediatric Patients
There’s a steep learning curve associated with caring for kids, and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, your kids change and you’re back to square one. One thing you should never have to worry about is proper oral care for your children. At Fioritto Family Dental, that’s our job, and we’re happy to help parents and pediatric patients any way we can.
Contact the caring and experienced pediatric dental professionals at Fioritto Family Dental today at 440-951-5511 or online to schedule an appointment for your child and learn more.