Experts recommend that brushing begin as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears) and that they should see a dentist before their first birthday.
That may sound young, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s oral health. More than 40% of kindergarten-age children suffer from tooth decay. It’s even more common than asthma or hay fever. In fact, despite being largely preventable, tooth decay is one of the most widespread chronic childhood diseases in America and is the number 1 cause of missed time from school. Healthy primary teeth or baby teeth are vital for proper chewing and establishing proper alignment of the adult teeth coming in correctly. Early loss of primary/baby teeth due to decay and infection will compromise your child’s bite, alignment, and formation of their adult teeth.
In addition, it is never too early to have your child get familiar and comfortable visiting a dental clinic.
Not sure how to care for your child’s teeth? Stop by our office and ask. We’re happy to help guide you on the day-to-day care for their age. Introducing them to proper oral health early will help them form good habits, get them accustomed to daily oral care and regular dental visits, and give them a healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
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Best dentist experience ever! I have to admit going to the dentist is not my favorite thing, but Dr. Florencio and her team were great. For the first time I could understand what was going on in my teeth. I can't tell much from those x-rays, but they took some digital images which showed the tooth decay, and had very clear explanations of the procedure, and what to expect. And that laughing gas made it all a walk in the park. Thanks!
I moved to the area last spring, so this was my first visit to Tulip Dental. I went in to get my regular cleaning, They were quick but did a thorough job and are not rushing to get me out the door and onto the next patient. Somehow, my teeth seemed smoother than I remember from previous cleaning. They answered all my questions about the crown my previous dentist had recommended, and made me understand much better what to expect from my teeth in the next several years. Great experience!
The dentist I had since I was a kid retired and I was nervous about selecting a new one. A friend mentioned Tulip Dental, and I felt compelled to try it, as the location was so much more convenient than the old place. My experience couldn't have been better. I didn't had much work needed, Dr. Florencio was great in explaining what to watch for, and what to expect. Thank you so much for your wonderful care. Keep up the great work!
I brought in my 3yo son to Dr. Florencio for his first dental visit. The staff was so friendly, patient, and accommodating!! I guess I may have transmitted some of anxiety to Kevin, because he seemed very quiet as we were driving to the clinic. As we got there, he went right or the kids while I filled the paperwork. Roberta (the assistant) has quite a ways with kids. (I later learned she was a pediatric dentist in Brazil). I'm not sure Kevin liked best Roberta, the cool alligator, or the medal he got in the end, but he was talking about it for days!
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