The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you bring your child to a pediatric dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts and no longer than his or her first birthday. During these early appointments, our pediatric dentist focuses on preventative care and educating parents on good oral hygiene, proper nutrition, and oral habits. All these are essential in setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
At Pearl dental clinic we not only care for the smile and health of adults but also give utmost care to the blooming smiles of little humans. We give parental counseling as early as the prenatal period as to how they can look after their child’s oral health. The first dental check-up should ideally begin at 6 months of age or at the time of the first erupted tooth in the child’s mouth.
A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.
The first visit is usually short and simple. In most cases, we focus on getting to know your youngster and giving you some basic information about dental care. Dr. Shirley, our friendliest pediatric dentist, will evaluate the position and health of your child’s teeth, and look for any potential problems with the gums and jaw.
Typically, instruction on proper brushing and flossing is given followed by a thorough cleaning with our special dental instruments. We will also answer any questions you have about how to care for your son or daughter’s teeth as they develop, and provide you with recommendations on how to maintain a healthy smile
We at Pearl Dental Clinic Dubai believe that everyone can have a healthy smile for life and with our help, it’s easier than you think!. If you are a new patient or have been referred to our practice, please let us know and our smile experts will be happy to assist with you all the information you need.