Preschool 3 to 5 Years
During the preschool years, children from ages three to five have their full baby-tooth smile. While this smile will soon change as the permanent teeth begin to emerge, it is vital to keep it healthy. Maintaining dental checkups and cleanings, along with home oral care, can keep your preschooler’s smile healthy until their permanent teeth arrive. Our kid-friendly team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville is your source for excellent pediatric dental care during these important years of smile development.
Preschoolers are at the stage where they begin to learn how to care for themselves. They learn to dress, tie shoes, shampoo their hair and care for their own teeth. It is important to encourage your child to brush and floss. Dr. Chong and our team will help instruct both you and your child on the best techniques to ensure proper teeth cleaning. Your child should be brushing their teeth twice a day using a pea-sized portion of fluoride toothpaste. If their teeth are close together, flossing should also be performed. While preschoolers can perform teeth brushing, it is important to monitor that they are doing it correctly to avoid missing spots that can lead to decay.
Dental Care for Preschoolers
Routine checkups and cleanings can detect any cavities or other dental issues early during the preschool years. Keeping the primary teeth healthy is important, and it is even more crucial to monitor the development of the permanent teeth. Dr. Chong and our pediatric dental team are here to help care for your child’s smile and prepare them for their adult teeth that are on the horizon.
To schedule a checkup for your preschooler, contact our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We have a friendly, fun environment for caring for your child’s beautiful smile.