Toddler/Children

Pediatric Dentistry

It is important to maintain the health of baby teeth. Untreated cavities can lead to problems affecting the developing teeth. Baby teeth, or primary teeth, are important for:

1. Chewing and proper nutrition

2. Saving space for adult teeth and helping to guide adult teeth into position

3. Normal development of the jaw bones and muscles

4. Proper speech development

The front teeth may fall out between 6-8 years of age, but the back teeth may not fall out until 10-12 years of age

Brushing your child’s teeth

Oral hygiene plays a critical role in preventing cavities in children. Using the “rule of 2” children should brush 2 times per day, 2 teeth at a time for 2 minutes. Toothbrushes should have soft or extra soft bristles and be changed every 3 months or after any period of illness. Here are some brushing tips:

1. Children under the age of 2 years old should use a “rice-sized” amount of toothpaste

2. Children over the age of 2 years old can use a “pea-sized” amount of toothpaste

3. Children should be supervised and assisted with brushing until they are 8 years old.

4. Hold toothbrush at a 45 degree angle where the teeth and gums meet, use short circular brushing motion

5. Brush the inside and outside surfaces of each tooth and the chewing surface

6. Floss between teeth daily

Little Bytes Pediatric Dentistry provides a warm, nurturing environment where children are empowered to achieve a lifetime of healthy bytes.

Call (650) 32-BYTES or email us to schedule your toddler or child’s dental checkup.

Address

853 Middlefield Rd.
Suite 2 Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tel: (650) 322-9837
Fax: (650) 600-8019

Little Bytes Dental Office Hours
Monday: 9am to 12pm
Tuesday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
1st and 3rd Saturday by Appointment

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