3071 Southport Supply Road, Hwy. 211 #1, Bolivia, NC 28422
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Oral Hygiene

Baby Grady What A Cutie Oral Hygiene

You Don’t Have to Brush All Your Teeth…
Only the Ones You Want to Keep!

We know it sounds silly, but it’s true! As your oral health advisors, we can’t stress enough the importance of oral hygiene. Even though, yes their baby teeth are going to fall out and be replaced by adult teeth, it’s the baby teeth that set the stage for adult teeth to grow in properly later.

That’s why, at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry®, we love working with children. Not because adults aren’t fun to work with (they’re a hoot), but because children are in the process of developing habits that they will carry into their adult lives. It’s easier to teach a puppy a new trick than an old dog, right?

Kid Friendly Cleanings

At Coastal Pediatric Dentistry®, our team is super gentle and super sweet so your kids will have the most pleasant teeth cleaning possible. We’ll show your little one how to brush and floss properly, and be sure to remove any plaque or tartar they’ve left behind. If we do happen to find a cavity, we have several options to provide the best and most comfortable treatment for your little one.

Fun with Fluoride

Fluoride is one of our most useful tools as pediatric dentists. Because kids lack the skill and dexterity needed to properly care for their teeth, fluoride can be essential in preventing tooth decay and cavities. We have several flavored options for fluoride so they will enjoy it! Mmmmm…oral health tastes good, doesn’t it?

Caring for tiny teeth at home

  1. You should start cleaning your baby’s gums before teeth come in. Gently wipe them using a warm wet rag or baby brush after feeding.
  2. Bring your baby in to see us within 5 months of their first tooth erupting and by their 1st birthday.
  3. Use a children’s toothbrush (soft bristle, small head, large handle) and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. For children < 3, a smear of toothpaste is recommended. For children 3 and older, a pea-sized amount is recommended.
  4. You should brush your child’s teeth for them until they are able to hold the brush themselves, usually around age 6.
  5. Continue to supervise brushing to ensure they are brushing and flossing properly.
  6. Parents should not give an unattended or sleeping child a bottle with milk or juice. Instead, children should drink water to prevent baby bottle tooth decay.
  7. Maintain your regular, twice yearly visits at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry®.

Drop us a line!

If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist that’s gentle, fun, compassionate, and great with kids, you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions about oral hygiene, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Bolivia pediatric dentists – Dr. Cecilia Liu and Dr. Nichole Ramsbottom at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry® – give us a call today at (910) 444-2368.

3071 Southport Supply Road, Hwy. 211 #1,
Bolivia, NC 28422

Call Today! (910) 444-2368
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