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    Your Child's Dental Visits

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Just as your child needs to see the doctor for regular checkups, he or she needs to see the pediatric dentist for cleanings and exams. Going to the dentist early in life will make future appointments easier. Watch this video for tips on your child's first dental visit.

    As this video explains, you can help prepare your child for his or her trip to the pediatric dentist in advance. Be honest with your child, reassure him or her, and be sure to let him or her ask questions. Rewarding your child after the appointment will help him or her learn that a trip to the dentist's office is a pleasant, fun experience.

    Bring your children to Best Kids Dentist for their first pediatric dental appointments. We will help them to feel comfortable while providing excellent oral care. To schedule your child’s appointment in our Brooklyn office, call us at (718) 491-5300.

     

    How to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth While He or She Has Braces

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Braces are a part of many children's lives. As a parent, you'll be working closely with your child's pediatric dentist to care for your child’s teeth while he or she wears braces. Follow the tips below to help your child maintain his or her oral health during orthodontic treatment:

    Brush After Meals
    Have your child brush his or her teeth after every meal to keep food particles from becoming stuck in the braces and causing decay. Plaque can build up around braces, and can start producing bacteria that can damage teeth. Brushing after each meal will also prevent leftover food from remaining stuck in his or her braces.

    Floss Regularly
    Your pediatric orthodontist may recommend flossing after each meal or flossing in the morning and before bed. Remind your child to floss between each tooth, under the edge of the gum line, and between the wires and brackets. Flossing removes stubborn food particles, plaque, and bacteria that can accumulate in tight spaces.

    Visit the Dentist
    Just because your child is seeing an orthodontist doesn't mean he or she can skip dental appointments. Your child still needs to see his or her pediatric dentist every six months for professional cleanings and exams. This is a vital step in promoting good oral health, with or without braces.

    Eat the Right Foods
    It is important to avoid certain foods that could damage your child's braces. Sticky foods, sugary foods, hard foods, and ice chips could break brackets or wires, which could delay the orthodontic process. Give your child healthy foods, but be sure to cook hard vegetables until they are soft and serve fruit in small portions. Remind your child not to chew items such as gum, pencils, and ice.

    If you need a pediatric orthodontist or dentist to care for your child's teeth, contact us at Best Kids Dentist. We offer the dentistry and orthodontic services your children need to have healthy, straight teeth. For an appointment at our Brooklyn office, call us at (718) 491-5300 today.

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    How to Take Care of Your Child's Teeth with Braces

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Braces are a part of many children's lives. As a parent, you'll be working closely with your child's pediatric dentist to care for your child’s teeth while he or she wears braces. Follow the tips below to help your child maintain his or her oral health during orthodontic treatment:

    Brush After Meals

    Have your child brush his or her teeth after every meal to keep food particles from becoming stuck in the braces and causing decay. Plaque can build up around braces, and can start producing bacteria that can damage teeth. Brushing after each meal will also prevent leftover food from remaining stuck in his or her braces.

    Floss Regularly

    Your pediatric orthodontist may recommend flossing after each meal or flossing in the morning and before bed. Remind your child to floss between each tooth, under the edge of the gum line, and between the wires and brackets. Flossing removes stubborn food particles, plaque, and bacteria that can accumulate in tight spaces.

    Visit the Dentist

    Just because your child is seeing an orthodontist doesn't mean he or she can skip dental appointments. Your child still needs to see his or her pediatric dentist every six months for professional cleanings and exams. This is a vital step in promoting good oral health, with or without braces.

    Eat the Right Foods

    It is important to avoid certain foods that could damage your child's braces. Sticky foods, sugary foods, hard foods, and ice chips could break brackets or wires, which could delay the orthodontic process. Give your child healthy foods, but be sure to cook hard vegetables until they are soft and serve fruit in small portions. Remind your child not to chew items such as gum, pencils, and ice.

    If you need a pediatric orthodontist or dentist to care for your child's teeth, contact us at Best Kids Dentist. We offer the dentistry and orthodontic services your children need to have healthy, straight teeth. For an appointment at our Brooklyn office, call us at (718) 491-5300 today.

    Like Our Recent Blogs? Check Out These Links for More Helpful Dental Information

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Your oral health has a great impact on your overall health; therefore, it’s important to help your children develop great oral hygiene habits early. Learn what to expect from dental x-rays and braces with the resources below:

    To learn more about pediatric dentistry in the Bay Ridge area, contact Best Kids Dentist at (718) 491-5300.

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