Early Home Care

Teething

Normally the first tooth erupts in your child's mouth between 6 months to 12 months of age. Gums can often be sore and tender. Rubbing the gums with a clean finger, or allowing your child to use an appropriate teething ring, can often help soothe the gums. Dr. Emily recommends Mam Teethers, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. She will be happy to recommend an appropriate teether for your child at his/her dental visit.

Baby's New Teeth

Your child's primary teeth (baby teeth) play a crucial role in their dental development. Not only can children who lack certain primary teeth have difficultly enjoying certain foods, but primary teeth are vital to the development of the jaws and are used as a guide for your child's permanent teeth. It is important to know how to take care of these teeth as soon as they erupt in your child's mouth.

A Child's First Dental Visit

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her 1st birthday. Prevention is a key word in our practice. Early intervention plays a major role to ensure your child stays cavity-free. We want to educate our parents on diet, oral habits, tooth brushing techniques and a proper timetable for continuing care for your child. If you are armed with the knowledge to prevent decay from an early stage, you will then be able to follow through with our recommendations.