Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Taking Care of Your Child's Baby Teeth

November 5, 2020
Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we love welcoming children into our dental practice. We build strong relationships with children early on to help ensure their smile health into the future.

Your Child’s First Dental Visit in Fayetteville, AR  

We are your premier children's dentist in the Fayetteville, AR area, and we see kids from across Goshen, Springdale, Johnson, Wesley, Lowell, and beyond.

The first visit is designed to familiarize your child with the dental office. We want them to feel comfortable and confident in our environment. They can take a spin in the dental chair. Then the dentist will check their teeth—making sure everything is coming in correctly. Afterward, your child’s dentist will talk to you about their oral health and any findings.

We also talk to you about how to best care for your child’s teeth, including their baby teeth.

Taking Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth

Baby teeth play an important role in dental and speech development. They also help your child learn to chew their first foods. Your child’s dentist wants to make sure they don’t lose their baby teeth too early, which can impede these developments.

Besides bringing your child to the dentist regularly, it’s important to keep their teeth clean—brushing with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. You also want to limit sweet and acidic foods and drinks, and always be sure to clean your child’s teeth before bed.

Advanced Children’s Dentistry in 72703

Your child’s oral health is always our priority, which is why we offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to lower cavity risks and strengthen teeth. We also offer custom mouthguards if your child indulges in rough play or sports.

Your Child’s Dentist in Fayetteville Is Here for You

Contact our dental office today if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule your child's next or first dental appointment.

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