Our children are the future and we cannot feel prouder and more honored when guardians bring their most precious ones to our office. We strive to provide a positive and educational experience to help children develop strong oral hygiene habits lasting into adulthood. Our youngest patients are 2 years old, but guardians can bring children in even younger for a consultation or exam.
Baby To 2 Years Old
Before the appearance of your baby’s first teeth, you can gently rub across the gums with a damp washcloth or gauze, preferably at night after the last feeding. This will not only clean your baby’s mouth but also will begin establishing an oral care routine. As soon as the first baby teeth appear, start using a baby toothbrush with just water. Don’t give up even if your baby is chewing on the toothbrush; she will eventually stop doing it by the age of 3.
2 To 18 Years Old
Baby teeth are very important as they keep the space for the permanent teeth and some of them may stay in the mouth for 10 years.
At the age of 2, your child must have her first dental exam. It may take 2-3 visits before she feels comfortable in the dental chair. It is important to prepare your child with a positive attitude and keep them excited about going to their appointment with Dr. Kaltchev.
Transitional Bonding in Adolescents
An increasing number of younger patients (ages 8-21) present with different stages of tooth wear. In adolescents, this is the best and most cost-effective way to restore worn teeth. Restoring the original size of the teeth increases the self-esteem, improves esthetics and speech, and protects teeth from further wear and destruction. This technique allows to make any type of repairs or modifications at any time later in life, with each additional repair looking like the initial restoration.
Direct resin bonding is the only restorative option that allows initiating treatment in early childhood. Bonding can be reshaped and adjusted during growth. This is an approach that can guide orthodontists in aligning misshaped teeth.
Our team offers a variety of specialized dental cleaning services for youth audiences that help maintain gum support, minimize decay and freshen up smiles. Schedule a visit and we’ll tailor our services to match the needs of each individual patient.