Most dentists recommend that children's dental care begin with the appearance of their first tooth or by the time a child reaches the age of one. At this time, the child’s teeth and gums will be evaluated and helpful advice may be given to the parents to ensure lifelong oral health.It is important for parents to practice children's dental care even before their child’s first teeth emerge. Parents should clean their baby’s gums with a warm, wet washcloth or a soft baby toothbrush. This will remove any bacteria residue left behing by baby formula or food, and also gets the child used to the feeling of brushing their teeth. Taking care of baby teeth is just as important as taking care of permanent teeth. The enamel on baby teeth is very thin which causes quick decay and cavities. Food, sugar, fruit juices and other beverages cause tooth decay to both baby teeth and permanent teeth.The procedures available for children's dental care include a checkup, cleaning, x-rays, fillings, sealants, and fluoride treatments. Fluoride treatments are essential for healthy teeth and gums if the child is not getting enough fluoride from the water in the home. Sealants over the teeth prevent future tooth decay and cavities and promote healthy teeth. Permanent teeth begin to appear around age six. Dentists recommend that children should brush with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and have checkups every six months. As more teeth appear, the children's dentist will also check the child’s bite to see if braces should be recommended. Children's dental care should be an enjoyable experience that a child can look forward to instead of dreading. Dentists can assist both parents and children in achieving beautiful healthy teeth and gums to be enjoyed for a long time to come.Housh Family Dentistry, advise parents to start their children's dental care in their first year of life and schedule regular checkups with the dentist for them to ensure the health of their teeth both in childhood and adulthood.Proper dental care starts from childhood. It is very important to make sure children understand the importance of dental care and get accustomed to visits to the dental office. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child.