If you’re looking for a family dentistry practice or you’re ready to take your child to their first dental appointment, you may have some questions for the dentist to ensure that you know how to help your child on their dental hygiene journey. Here are some common questions a kids dentist will be prepared to answer:
1. How Should My Child Brush Their Teeth?
This is one of the first questions many parents ask a kids dentist during their child’s visit! The good news is that every kids dentist will be well-versed in the best methods for children to brush their teeth and will teach your child during their office visit.
2. How Soon Should My Child Begin Flossing?
The general rule of thumb is that children should begin flossing when they have no noticeable gaps between their teeth. Their kids dentist should direct them to begin flossing at the appropriate time, which may include times when their teeth are still falling out or coming in!
3. How Much Toothpaste and What Kind Should My Child Use?
Since children often have a hard time determining how much toothpaste to use and will sometimes swallow more than they use, their kids dentist will likely recommend a specific type of toothpaste (such as low fluoride) and explain how much to use as they practice brushing their teeth.
4. When Does My Child Need Their First X-Ray?
Most of the time, your child won’t need to have an x-ray of their teeth until they are about 7 years old. Your kids dentist will be able to recommend the best timing based on their dental activity.
At Goodall Family Dentistry, we can answer these questions for you and many more related to the dental care of your children and your entire family. Reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment!