2-5 Yrs Old
This is a very important time in your child’s dental development as most children have all of their baby teeth in by age 2. This is when we put special focus on forming good habits, both with brushing and flossing, and with a healthy diet. We take time in our appointments at this age to review brushing twice a day, with a grown-up’s help, of course. Many children in this age group cannot spit out their toothpaste, so we review the importance of the type of toothpaste to use and when to switch to a fluoride toothpaste. Our team of doctors and hygienists take special time in this age group to review how to brush correctly and the importance of flossing, even at this early age! We have lots or tricks to help parents become skilled at this!
The importance of healthy foods and snacks is stressed during appointments for this age group. We find that the leading causes of cavities in this age group are the sticky-chewy (gummy) things in their diet, snacking all day, and sugary drinks, such as juices. We take the time to explain to parents which foods to avoid or limit, and why. We will also give a list of healthy alternatives.
Going to the dentist should be fun and easy! Cavities are preventable and we want to help parents and children have a great experience and look forward to coming to see us!