At A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park, NJ, we practice family dentistry. That means that everyone in your family is welcome at our dentist office, regardless of age. In fact, we encourage you to bring your children to see us by the time they are a year old.
Usually, the baby teeth will begin to come in somewhere between the ages of six to nine months, and by the time your child has his or her first birthday, you can expect to see four or more teeth. These small teeth need to be properly cleaned, so that is the point where you should bring your child in for their first dental appointment.
The baby teeth will continue to come in, probably quite rapidly at this point, until all 20 have erupted. Keep in mind that the baby teeth are the foundation for the 32 adult teeth to come, and it is just as important to care for them. So, by the time your child reaches age two, you should begin teaching him or her how to brush properly. It is best to use a small brush with soft bristles, and just a small amount of toothpaste. Your child will not master the brushing technique overnight, so you should be prepared to offer help.
When you begin a program of oral hygiene early on, you help to ensure your child’s dental health in the years to come. With family dentistry, your whole family can visit us.
Dr. Yusun Gohard and her team of dentists and hygienists will be pleased to provide you and your family members of all ages with preventative dentistry treatments and other services to ensure your good dental health at all stages of your life. Our family dentistry office is located at 205 Ridgevale Avenue, #104, Florham Park, NJ 07932. You can arrange an appointment by calling 973-377-2222, or by using the form on our Contact Us page.