For Infants to Toddlers

Pediatric dentists generally agree that children should have at least two dental check-ups each year, starting no later than the child’s first birthday, or as soon as the first tooth erupts.

Until then, parents and caregivers can clean the baby’s mouth using water and a cloth after feedings and before going to bed.

Importance of baby teeth

Proper care of your child’s primary (baby) teeth is crucial. These teeth allow your child to develop various oral functions properly, including speech and chewing, help him/her develop a beautiful smile, and hold the space for the permanent teeth to grow in.

Here are some reasons to take care of primary teeth:

- They help in speech development.

- They promote healthy nutrition by aiding in chewing food properly.

- They facilitate the proper development of permanent teeth - infected baby teeth increase the risk of pits, stains, and weak adult teeth.

- They reduce the risk of expensive orthodontic treatment later on - decay or early removal of baby teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift, limiting the space for the permanent tooth to set in and increasing the possibility of crowded or misaligned teeth.

- There’s lower risk for early childhood tooth decay, which refers to tooth decay in baby teeth due to poor dental hygiene, frequent intake of sugary or sticky foods/snacks, and the constant use of a sippy cup or baby bottle when feeding sugary beverages.

Cleaning your child’s teeth and gums properly and visiting your pediatric dentist regularly is the easiest way to keep his/her mouth healthy.

Pediatric dental care for toddlers

Early childhood decay and other dental problems are preventable. At Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to create a pleasant dental experience for infants and toddlers that prepares them for a lifetime of dental visits, dazzling smiles, and perfect oral health.

Routine check-ups can make a difference in your kid’s life by practicing proactive, rather than reactive, dentistry. Don’t wait until your child is in pain or when there is a tooth problem. Visit us today for help keeping your child’s teeth and mouth clean and healthy.

New patient information

At Gold River Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make dental care accessible for all children and will do our utmost to work with our families to do their end.

Visit our patient information page to learn more about scheduling, appointments and consultations for your child. You can also access our online and offline patients forms for your convenience.

payments & insurance

Gold River Pediatric Dentistry accepts all major PPO insurance plans. You can find us in Network for Delta Dental PPO, Cigna and Metlife. As well as other major insurance plans.

If you aren't sure of your dental coverage, give us a call. We will kindly assist you in regards to your plan and work with you in estimating your dental benefits. We accept all major credit cards, & care credit.

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