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Infant And Toddler Teeth Care

Infant and Toddler Teeth CareThough most parents know the basics of children’s dental care, we continue to see cavities in young children here at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho and Farmington NM.

Caring for your infant’s teeth should begin even before they come in. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after feedings.

Babies should never be put to bed with a bottle, no matter how tempting it is. The sugars in milk or juice that stay in contact with teeth for hours can damage the enamel.

When your child gets that milestone first tooth, it is time to brush. Parents should use non-fluoride toothpaste until the child is two years old. Then, use only a tiny dab. Young children often swallow toothpaste while brushing. If a child ingests too much fluoride, teeth can become stained.

When a child is old enough to brush without help, it is important that an adult make sure they’ve doen a good job. Many children thoroughly clean the chewing surfaces, but often fail to clean the backsides and gumline. Ask us about dental sealants – an extra layer  of protection against decay.

At Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Rio Rancho and Farmington NM, we help our youngest patients get started on the road to a lifetime of good dental health. Our services include family and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment for your youngster today!

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6588 E Main St
Farmington, New Mexico


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Posted in Children's dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry
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Sundance Dental Care of Bloomfield
100 S 1st St
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Call: 505-632-3344

Sundance Dental Care of Farmington
6588 E Main St
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-326-6800

Sundance Dental Care of Rio Rancho
770 Broadmoor Blvd NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Call: 505-891-0554

Sundance Dental Care of Grants
920 Lobo Canyon Rd Ste 6
Grants, NM 87020
Call: 505-972-3000

Sundance Dental Care of Gallup
1601 S 2nd St
Gallup, NM 87301
Call: 505-722-4422

Sundance Orthodontics
3903 Beckland Dr. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Call: 505-436-2727

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