G Dental Center provides pediatric dental care serving the needs of children. We are a child-friendly dental clinic as our dentists are trained to provide dental care in a fun and enjoyable environment to your kids from 1 years old and above.
Our dentist aim to get children and adolescents on the right path to proper oral hygiene. We educate our patients and parents about the importance of regular dental check-ups, daily brushing and flossing techniques.
Infant/Kids Oral Care
Most dentists believe that regular oral care should start from as young as 1 years old by having a dental check up twice a year. The American College of Pediatric Dentistry provides a few pointers to help you maintain your kids dental health:
1. Infant of up to 6 months old
After feeding the baby, clean the baby's mouth with gauze before going to bed.
2. 6 to 12 months old
It is advisable to consult a dentist for an examination as your child's first tooth might grow during this period. After feeding, do use a small, soft-bristled brush to brush your child's tooth before going to bed.
3. 12 to 24 months old
Most of your child's milk teeth will be developed during this stage and it is advisable to bring your child for a visit to the dentist. It is a good practice for your child to learn how to brush their teeth using a pea-size soft-bristle toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste. We also recommend you to have a routine dental check up for your kids as it is important to develop and strengthen their oral care from young.
How to prepare your kids for dentist appointment
Here's a quick tip by us on how to make your child look forward to the dentist appointment:
- Prepare your child of their dental appointment ahead of time
- Associate the visit with positive feeling
- Try not to relate dental appointment to negative feelings such as punishment if they do not want to go
Our dentists are happy to see our early education prepares kids for a lifetime of excellent dental health!