Albertville and Guntersville, AL
Routine dental checkups are necessary for patients of all ages, including infants beginning at six months of age and no later than their first birthday. Usually, by this stage in life, your child will have their first tooth or more, and this allows us the opportunity to identify any issues before problems arise.
The parent’s role in their child’s oral hygiene
As with any patient, regardless of age, oral hygiene is vital to maintaining good oral health. The dentist will also make certain to discuss with you, your role in maintaining your child’s oral health. It is important that as a parent, you support and encourage your child to practice good oral hygiene, especially as they grow into the toddler and school-aged years.
Oral hygiene for babies
Oral hygiene is important, even for babies. Infants need to have their gums wiped clean after each feeding. Once a baby’s first tooth begins to erupt, parents should regularly brush their baby’s teeth and gums with a soft bristled brush, using toothpaste that is age appropriate.
Wall Street Dentistry offers the following services for pediatric dentistry:
- Prevention (Dental cleanings, x-rays, and exams)
- Airway screenings
- Nutritional and dental care guidance
- Evaluation of teething habits
- Tongue thrusting issues
- Fluoride treatments
- Nitrous oxide
- Sports guards
- Frenum inspections
- Interceptive orthodontics
- Functional braces
- Carries detection
- Emergency care
At Wall Street Dentistry, we believe oral health is important at all ages. We welcome you and your family to our practice and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your child’s journey to maintaining a beautiful smile.
For a consultation, contact Wall Street Dentistry today at (256) 878-0525. We welcome patients of Albertville, Boaz, and Guntersville, Alabama.