Oral Health Questions: Ask a Pediatric Dentist
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Why should I bring my child to a pediatric dentist?
After completing their dental degree, pediatric dentists undergo another two-three years of specialized training to learn how to effectively manage healthy children and children with special needs. A pediatric dentist has the qualifications and the skill to deliver a holistic, child-centric approach to dentistry that is in the best interest of the child.
When should I book my child’s first dentist appointment?
How often should my child visit a dentist?
By what age should I wean my child from his or her pacifier?
At what age should a child begin brushing his or her own teeth?
Is there an alternative to flossing my child’s teeth with long dental string?
Instead of awkward long pieces of dental string, use non-disposable “Y” shape floss holder. These plastic holders make it easy to floss children’s, especially difficult to reach back teeth. Simply place a small piece of floss into the holder and begin. Or make flossing even easier by choosing disposable floss picks with dental floss already attached.