Dental care isn’t just something for grown-ups. Everyone from adults to infants should be receiving regular comprehensive dental examinations from their Montrose general dentist
. At six months of age your child is old enough to receive its very first dental examination at Montrose Dental Associates. Children should be receiving a dental exam and cleaning every year, with a fluoride rinse to strengthen teeth and fight cavities, from the ages of six months to sixteen. Once they have reached adulthood, cleanings should be done twice a year with an examination to check for problems or complications in your oral health.
Pediatric Dentist Montrose
Parents can begin the first steps to proper oral hygiene with their newborns the moment they are born into this world. Babies’ gums can be cleaned of food with a damp wash cloth. Once their first tooth grows in, parents can brush the tooth with a child-sized tooth brush and water, no tooth paste until they are at least two years old. Parents should also begin flossing their child’s teeth as soon as two teeth grow in adjacent to each other. Most children grow their first teeth at six months of age, and so this is usually the time you are expected to bring your child to a Montrose general dentist
, like Dr. Lyu for their very first examination. These exams will look for any congenital problems that could develop, and begin to identify any risk factors present to your child’s oral health. Your dentist at Montrose Dental Associates can then go over your questions about teething and begin to assist you with a dental hygiene regimen designed to fit your child’s unique needs and maintain their best oral health.
Adults need to be visiting a Montrose general dentist
at least twice a year for a regular cleaning and comprehensive dental examination. As well as the cosmetic need to make our smiles their brightest, dental cleanings more importantly remove the build-up of hardened plaque, tartar, and bacteria that even the most advanced of spin-brushes cannot remove. Regular visits to Montrose Dental Associates also allow for examinations of previous dental work, such as crowns and fillings, to insure they are still in good condition, as well as preventing damaging diseases such as periodontitis.
At Montrose Dental Associates, our friendly and knowledgeable staff offers oral healthcare to meet your entire family’s needs, all under one local roof. Our team is specially trained to treat the needs of pediatric dentistry. Our staff can treat your child in a fun and friendly environment to begin healthy oral hygiene habits that will insure a beautiful smile for your children to grow into. Dr. Daniel Lyu has been serving the local community as the local Montrose general dentist
for over thirty years. Our team is dedicated to utilizing the latest technology and gentle care to give our patients beautiful and healthy smiles for a lifetime.
Family Dentist in Montrose
2118 Albany Post Road
Montrose, New York 10548
By Stuart Springer MD PC
March 30, 2013