Bringing your new baby into this world is one of the most exciting things in life, and breastfeeding your little one is an amazing way for you two to connect. But, it is easy to put all of your focus on the new baby and forget your own health. Read on to see how you can take better care of yourself and your teeth while you are breastfeeding.
The foundation of effective parenting is leading by example. This is especially true when establishing good dental hygiene habits like brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist. An early orthodontic treatment may also be helpful in making extra room in the mouth for permanent teeth to be placed properly.
Depending on how severely your oral hygiene and health are affected by orthodontic problems, treatment time can vary from a few months to even years. This is why you should put in the time and effort to find the right orthodontist before starting treatment. This is the first and most important step towards a lifetime of better dental health!
We recently held a highly illuminating teleclass on pediatric dental care including what to expect from your child’s first dental visit, what to do when your child has trauma to their front teeth, oral hygiene instruction for the home, foods to avoid, thumb and pacifier habits, and more.
When is the ideal time for a child’s first visit to the dental office? It used to be three years of age when all the deciduous (baby) teeth were erupted in the mouth. More recently, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend […]
How do I care for my baby’s mouth and teeth? One of the most important things I emphasize when I do a newborn visit is baby mouth care, along with feeding, nutrition, development, sleep. etc. Dental caries (decay and cavities) and other oral health diseases cause not only oral diseases, but also systemic maladies. Children […]