Boost Your Dental IQ With These 5 FAQs

We’ve Got The Answers To Commonly Asked Questions!

We understand that parents and families have questions when it comes to dental care for children.  Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Not to worry, we’ve got the answer to your top 5 Kid Dentist FAQs!  

  1. Kids Dentist FAQsWhat’s the difference between a pediatric and adult dentist?
    After successfully completing dental school, pediatric dentists continue with specialized training for an additional two to three years and are dedicated to children’s oral health care.
  2. Why are baby teeth (primary teeth) important?
    Keeping these baby teeth healthy is essential because they lay a solid foundation for the emergence of adult teeth. Baby teeth’s main functions are to chew food properly, providing the necessary space for the adult teeth, and allowing for the healthy development of the jaw and bones.  Do not neglect cavities or other dental problems in baby teeth because they may lead to serious problems when the adult teeth come in.
  3. When will my child’s first tooth appear?
    Surprisingly, children’s teeth begin forming before they are born, and the first tooth typically emerges at four months old.  Usually, all twenty of the primary teeth erupt by the age of three.  You can expect your child’s permanent teeth start to arrive around the age of six.
  4. What’s the best toothpaste for my child?
    Your best bet is to look for a toothpaste that has been recommended by the American Dental Association, which will be labeled on the box.  Make sure that your child spits out the toothpaste after brushing so they don’t ingest too much fluoride.  If your child is unable to spit out the toothpaste,  you may try one of three options; use a fluoride free toothpaste, no toothpaste or a rice-sized amount of toothpaste.
  5. What can I do if my child’s adult teeth coming in before their baby teeth fall out?
    This is fairly common, and can usually be resolved when the child wiggles the baby tooth affected, the tooth will fall out on its own in 1-2 months. If the tooth doesn’t fall out, then schedule an appointment with the best kid’s dentist.

The Best Kid Dentist In Town

At Sea of Smiles, we treat your child as if they were our own.  Our mission is to educate kids on proper brushing techniques and how to maintain excellent oral hygiene.  Parents will love the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the kid dentist in Yardley.  Learn more about the best kid dentist or call to schedule an appointment today 267-392-5878.