At Adaven Children’s Dentistry
, we are proud participants in the Baby Oral Health Program (bOHP). This initiative was started by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to train providers how to provide preventative services to infants and toddlers, ages 0 – 36 months. We take into consideration the social and emotional development to treat each patient appropriately at every age. Here are some guidelines as to what parents can do at home at every age.
0 – 6 Months
Good oral hygiene starts at birth. Before babies begin getting teeth, their gums should be washed with a moist washcloth after feedings. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities in the mouth, including on the tongue and gums.
6 – 12 Months
Sometime around this time, babies begin getting their teeth. The four front teeth are usually the first to come in. Begin brushing when the teeth start to poke through the gums. Twice a day, use a soft toothbrush designed for infants with a rice-sized amount of toothpaste.
12 – 24 Months
Babies get most of their teeth during this time. It’s likely that this will cause some discomfort but it’s important to stay away from oral gel medication because they have recently been found to be unsafe. Continue brushing twice a day with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste.
24 – 36 Months
Most of the 20 baby teeth should have come in by the time a child is 2 years old. Once the child is able to spit well, use a pea sized amount of toothpaste when brushing in the morning and before bed.
Adaven Children’s Dentistry: A Proud bHOP Provider
We’re happy to work along with the Baby Oral Health Program to provide as much assistance as we can in our role as kid dentist. Remember, all children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. If you’re looking for a provider for your children, get in touch with us at (702) 492-1955 or visit us online
to schedule an appointment. We specialize in treating children and can help make dental appointments less scary and more fun.
Adaven Children’s Dentistry
2843 St. Rose Pkwy Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89052