Pediatric Dental Care
The ADA and Dr. Wolpo recommend that your child be seen within the first six months after the eruption of the first tooth and no later than the child’s first birthday. We will check for any decay and developmental problems. Dr. Wolpo will teach you how to clean your child’s teeth daily and assist you in identifying your child’s fluoride needs. Children at this early age are very cooperative and teaching them how to regularly care for their own teeth, fostering a lifetime of excellent oral health.
You should begin cleaning your infant’s mouth during the first few days after birth. After each feeding wipe the baby’s mouth with a damp washcloth or gauze to remove plague.
Decay can appear on the teeth as soon as they erupt in the mouth. A severe type of problem is baby bottle caries (tooth decay). It is a coalition formed by allowing your baby to nurse continuously during the night or naptime. Liquids such as milk, juice, formula, or sugared water can cause baby bottle caries. Continuous use of these liquids results in the mouths’ normal flora producing acids, which attack the teeth. Severe damage can result. If your child must have a bottle as a comforter at bedtime it must contain only water. Sugars, honey or sweeteners should never be added.
Call for appointment with the best pediatric dentist Stamford offers at (203) 323-9277