Children’s Preventative Dental Care in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Greg Reece and the dental care team at Dentistry of the Queen City are passionate about providing high-quality family dental care to patients of all ages. We welcome young patients to our office and provide age-appropriate dental care. Additionally, we offer oral health advice so that growing smiles can develop healthy oral habits.
Our family dentist in Charlotte, NC provides long term maintenance of your child’s smile. We offer the convenience of treating all members of your family under one roof.
Keeping your child’s primary teeth healthy is important for many reasons. Early preventive care visits give your child the opportunity to learn proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as build a healthy patient-dentist relationship. Also, it simply helps them develop a beautiful smile.
Dr. Reece, your family dentist, takes the time to emphasize the role that a healthy diet can play in reducing tooth decay, and keeping teeth strong and healthy for the long-run.
Learn about how to prepare for your child’s first dentist visit and frequently asked questions about children’s dental care in Charlotte, NC below.
Your Child’s First Dentist Visit
During your child’s first family dentistry visit, Dr. Reece will:
- Examine their teeth and gums
- Address habits like thumb sucking
- Teach your child about cleaning their teeth and gums
- Help you schedule regular dental visits for your child
Dr. Reece may clean your child’s teeth and gums or take x-rays of teeth to track their progress. Before their first visit, we encourage you to discuss with your child what to expect at their visit. There are lots of good children’s books about visiting the dentist. Preparing your child for the dentist can make visits more enjoyable for them and can encourage healthy dental habits.
FAQs: Dental Care for Children
How important are primary teeth?
Primary or “baby” teeth help children speak, chew, and also help to form a path for permanent future teeth. Primary teeth need to be taken care of because cavities and infection can lead to possible dental concerns and other health problems.
How do you care for primary teeth?
As soon as your child’s first tooth shows, you should start cleaning them with a wet washcloth or wet gauze. If you use a toothbrush, it should be an infant toothbrush. This would be the correct size for your child’s mouth.
Where does decay on the primary teeth occur most often?
The upper front teeth or the upper primary molars found furthest back in the mouth are the most prone to decay. You should also floss these primary teeth to clean in between them.
When should I start using toothpaste on my child’s teeth?
Even before teeth come in, you should use an infant toothbrush or wet washcloth to clean your child’s gums. When teeth do come in, you should begin brushing them. Use a small amount of toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth twice a day.
Schedule an Appointment to Visit Our Family Dentistry
Are your child’s first teeth showing? Call Dentistry of the Queen City at 704-486-8911 to schedule your child’s first dentist visit. We pride ourselves in providing comfortable and comprehensive family dentistry in our modern Charlotte, NC dental office.