Smiles From The Start
Children’s Dental Care
Growing children and teens have special dental needs. They need attentive care to ensure that their teeth and jaws develop properly. Early and regular care from a dentist can help prevent and correct any issues before they become more significant problems later on in life. At Gairhan Dental Care, we provide experienced dental care for children in an environment that helps kids feel right at home.
Our team goes out of the way to ensure that your child has a great experience at the dentist. Our office is bright and welcoming, and our team takes the time to get to know your child. We explain all aspects of your child’s treatment in terms that are appropriate for their age. We also provide fun, hands-on ways for your child to interact during their exam. Don’t forget, we’re parents too! We provide parents with the encouragement and practical tools that they need to carry on good dental hygiene at home.
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Have A Question About Children’s Dentistry?
As parents ourselves, we know you may have questions about your child’s dental care needs. We’re here to help. We’ve provided answers to the most common questions parents ask us about children’s dentistry.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by the age of one, or within 6 months of their first tooth erupting.
Some insurance policies cover family dental care, while others do not. You can call your insurance directly to find out if your child has dental coverage.
Every child is different, but most infants will have their first tooth erupt around 6 months of age. This tooth is usually the bottom, central incisor. By age 2.5-3 years old, your child should have 20 primary (baby) teeth.
Yes! We recommend using small amounts of toothpaste as soon as possible. For children under 2 years of age, use a small smear of toothpaste on a child size toothbrush. For children 2-5 years of age, use a pea-sized amount of toothpast when brushing their teeth.
Every child is different, but for general maintenance, two visits to the dentist per year will help ensure that your child’s teeth and jaws are growing and aligning as they should.
Most children will begin losing their primary (baby) teeth, and getting their permanent teeth between the ages of 6-7. The average age for a child to lose their last baby tooth is age 12.
We recommend that children brush their teeth at least twice a day with toothpaste. In addition to a regular brushing routine, flossing once per day is also recommended for children.