Healthy InfantGood infant dental health begins at birth. Many parents are surprised to hear that there are proactive and precautionary measures to take with their baby’s dental health, but following certain dental hygiene techniques helps your child enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Infant Dental Hygiene

When your child is about nine months of age, you should bring them in to see an infant dental care specialist at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics. Before that, your baby’s dental health routine should include running a damp washcloth along your baby’s gums every day. When your child is six to 12 months of age:
  • Their first tooth will appear.
  • Brush their teeth at bedtime with a small, soft-bristled brush.
  • Wean children from bottle feeding after one year.
  • Look out for dental injuries that may occur when they begin to walk.
When your child is 12 to 24 months of age:
  • Bring your child for a check-up every six months at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics.
  • Brush your child’s teeth twice per day with a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste.
Education is important to your infant’s dental health. As your child grows older, learning children’s dental health and adolescent oral hygiene prepares them for great hygiene habits as adults.

Infant Oral Hygiene Specialists

The infant dental care specialists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics are happy to assist you in understanding the best dental care habits for your child. From the first tooth to their last adult molars, our dentists and pedodontists have the expertise to care for your child’s smile.

Children’s Dentists in Albuquerque

Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics is one of the most-referred pediatric dentist offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our gentle dentists provides a home to more than 20,000 children in the area, who enjoy our personalized service. Contact us to set up an appointment at one of our dental offices.

Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to provide the best pediatric dentistry in Albuquerque, NM. Call our caring staff at our Westside location at 505-892-9010 or our Northeast Heights office at 505-299-9606 to set up an appointment.