A toothbrush will remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to decay. Brush the teeth at least once a day at bedtime—even a soft wash cloth will suffice. Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle, unless it’s water.
Yes! Dr. King provides special care for these special children. If your child has special needs, you have found the right dentist. Dr. King has 20 years of experience in giving special needs children the highly focused attention they require. Dentistry for Children treats young patients with limitations from: Cerebral Palsy, Brain Stem Injuries, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, intellectually Disabled, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cleft Palette.
If your family drinks bottled water, well water, or your water is not fluoridated, Dr. King might prescribe fluoride supplements. To avoid giving children too much fluoride, we advise you to give your child only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, to prevent them from swallowing an excessive amount of fluoride.
Here at Dentistry for Children, we can recommend a specific program of brushing and flossing for parents to teach their children. This program, combined with regular dental visits, fluoride, sealants and a balanced diet, will give your child healthy dental habits—and a great smile, for life.