As a parent, you want to ensure that your child’s days are filled with happy, healthy laughs and smiles. With children’s dentistry in Vallejo, CA, we can help make this a reality for your kids.
Little Kids Don’t Understand Tooth Pain
Have you ever had a toothache that made you feel miserable and out of sorts? It’s uncomfortable, but you understand what’s happening.
Now imagine that you are a little child with the same toothache. Kids who’ve never experienced it may not even know what pain is. They may be confused and upset but can’t communicate that to you since they don’t understand what’s happening to them.
The unfortunate result is that you may not realize that they’re suffering or that some behaviors may be related to dental pain.
- They avoid eating nutritious foods like fresh fruits and vegetables because it hurts to chew.
- They are cranky and irritable because their tooth hurts.
- Since they feel out of sorts, they become withdrawn or pass up playtime with other kids.
- Tooth pain makes it hard to concentrate, and they may have trouble learning.
You don't want this for your kids, and neither does your children's dentist in Vallejo, CA.
Healthy Smiles Lead to Happy Lives
The first step is to be proactive at home with your little one’s oral hygiene. Even before the first baby tooth emerges, you should be wiping down their gums with gauze or a wet washcloth during bath time.
When baby teeth start coming in, use a child’s soft toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to gently clean around them. It’s also time to schedule your son or daughter’s first dental visit in Vallejo, CA. Don’t worry; these are very low-key appointments with the sole purpose of helping your little one get used to new faces and the unfamiliar sights and sounds of a dental office.
Your child’s dental appointments are as critical for you as they are for them. These dental visits also allow you to ask your dental care team for tips about caring for your little one's oral health and hygiene at home.
We Welcome Questions about Your Child's Oral Health
Dr. Morgan Nordstrom and Dr. William C. Vizzolini offer children’s dentistry in Vallejo, CA for kids of all ages. Please call us to schedule a dental appointment—we look forward to welcoming you and your child!