Dr. Lyudmila Shur and our team love to care for patients of all ages, including young children. We are pleased to offer early dental care to help your child attain and develop good dental health and hygiene habits. The general recommendation is that children begin visiting the dentist within six months of their first tooth eruption—usually at about one year old. The main reason for this important visit is to help familiarize your child with dental care. Our team strives to make your child as comfortable as possible during this and subsequent visits. Our knowledgeable dentist can also answer several questions, such as:
Why are primary teeth important?
Primary teeth are important because they help children develop proper habits for speaking and eat. They also help guide the eruption of permanent teeth in later years.
How are my baby’s diet and dental health related?
Many of the snacks that are given to young children contain sugars, which can lead to cavities. Giving a child a healthy diet with foods from each of the food groups can help avoid cavities and other dental complications.
How can I prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay can be avoided entirely by not allowing a sleeping baby to breast or bottle feed. If an infant needs a bottle to sleep comfortable, try a pacifier or a bottle filled with water.
Dr. Lyudmila Shur realizes that with children come questions. If you have any questions about early dental care in Lynnwood, Washington, please feel free to call or visit Dr. Shur Dental today!