Payette Dental welcomes patients of all ages. Dr. Brock Hyder and his team enjoy helping young patients learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Children are also able to receive dental care alongside their parent or caregiver, which helps combat dental anxiety.
FAQs: Dental Care for Children
Q. How important are primary teeth?
Primary or “baby” teeth help children speak and chew. They also help to form a path for permanent future teeth, so it is important to take care of them. Cavities and infection can be painful and can lead to serious health problems, which is why primary teeth need to be taken care of.
Q. How does one care for primary teeth?
A. As soon as your child’s first tooth shows, they can be cleaned with a wet washcloth or wet gauze. If a toothbrush is used, it should be the correct size for your child.
Q. Where does decay on the primary teeth occur most often?
A. Tooth decay may occur on the upper front teeth or the upper primary molars found furthest back in the mouth. These primary teeth should also be flossed.
Q. When should I start using toothpaste on my child’s teeth?
You should use a small portion of toothpaste to brush your child’s teeth twice a day. Even before teeth come in, you should use an infant toothbrush or wet washcloth to clean your child’s gums.
Schedule an Appointment
Do you want a dentist that provides comprehensive family dental care? Call Dr. Hyder and his Payette Dental team at 208.243.9807.