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By Growing Together Pediatrics
April 09, 2019
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Teeth  

                     

Did you know that the AAPD recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the baby’s first tooth erupts? Oral health through proper oral hygiene is crucial to the overall health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. It covers a range of health promotion and disease prevention concerns, including dental caries; periodontal (gums) health; proper development and alignment of facial bones, jaws, and teeth; other oral diseases and conditions; and trauma or injury to the mouth and teeth. Growing Together Pediatrics recommends that your child sees a dentist every 6 months.

Tips for Healthy Teeth:

  • Avoid breastfeeding to soothe. Prolonged breastfeeding can lead to a misalignment of your child’s jaw.
  • Avoid using sippy-cups and bottles as a substitution for pacifiers. We recommend discontinuing bottle use by age 15 months. This can lead to dental caries (tooth decay, cavities).
  • Avoid sticky and/or chewy candy.
  • Use of toothpaste that contains fluoride once the child can spit.
  • Helping with and/or supervising the brushing of your child’s teeth at least TWICE A DAY for at least TWO MINUTES in a circular motion
  • Flossing ONCE A DAY before bedtime


Office Hours

Orlando Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Ocoee Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Growing Together Pediatrics

Phone: (407) 770-1414
5164 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812
1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761