Partnering with The Kid's Dentist is a great way to ensure the oral health of your child. Trust in our 35 years in practice and our specially trained team to provide your child with quality dental care. From general dental services
to orthodontics, we can meet all your needs. Read some helpful pediatric oral care tips below.
Tips for Safe Pacifier Usage
Don’t dip a pacifier into honey or anything sweet before giving it to your baby
Don’t attach a pacifier to your child's crib or body with a string, ribbon, or cord
Pacifier shields should be wider than your child's mouth.
Stop using a pacifier if your child can fit the entire pacifier into their mouth
Inspect pacifiers for signs of wear or deterioration
Throw out the pacifier if the bulb is sticky, swollen, or cracked
Never leave your infant with a pacifier in their mouth or let them sleep with a pacifier
Never substitute a bottle nipple for a pacifier
Pacifiers VS Thumb-Sucking
The AAPD votes for pacifiers over thumbs to comfort new babies since a pacifier habit is easier to break at an earlier age. Orthodontic problems are lessened when the sucking habit it stopped early.
To help stop the sucking habit, we will educate your child on what happens to their teeth if they continue to suck their thumb. Behavior modification techniques or dental appliances can also be used to break sucking habits.
Sippy Cup Advice
Sippy cups should not be used for a long period of time
Sippy cups should only be filled with water
Frequently drinking any liquid from a bottle or no-spill cup should be avoided
Sippy cups should not be used at naptime
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About The Kid's Dentist
The mission of The Kid's Dentist is to provide kind and gentle treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients. We respect the trust the parents give our team, and we work to prevent oral disease through education and awareness to parents and children.
We strive to create an environment where each child is seen as an individual. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive dental care in an ethical and considerate manner.