Questions for a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry for Avon, Connecticut

We all want the best healthcare for our children. It's very important to get a child started off right with healthy teeth and oral care habits and in order to do this you need the right pediatric dentist to help. Finding that dentist can be tricky. There are plenty of pediatric dentists in Connecticut, but how do you know which one is right for your child?

At CT Pediatric Dentistry we are very proud of the work we do and the reputation we have built over the years serving many children throughout the state. We know how difficult it can be to make an important decision about your child's healthcare so we came up with some important questions you should ask a pediatric dentist to determine if they are right for your child.

When should a child first visit the dentist?

This is a great question to start with. Parents can be very overprotective and it's not uncommon for parents to overreact when it comes to their child's health. Every cough and sneeze will raise concern and the same is true for teeth. Knowing when you should start bringing your baby to the dentist will help alleviate some of the anxiety that comes with raising a child and a pediatric dentist should answer by saying as soon the first tooth appears. This often happens between 6 months and one year but if for some reason your child is showing unusual signs around his or her mouth you will probably want to schedule an appointment sooner.

What is teething?

New parents won't know much about oral hygiene but they will certainly be aware of certain terms and conditions that are simply well known. Teething is one baby teeth term that every parent will be familiar with but probably won't know what it means exactly. It's a good idea to ask a pediatric dentist what teething is and why you should be concerned about it. Basically, teething is when an infant's first baby teeth begin to push through the gums. This can begin as early as three months or as late as one year. Teething can be a painful experience and you should ask your pediatric dentist about things you can do to help relieve the discomfort.

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