Your child’s mouth will undergo several significant changes throughout their early years. Most children start teething in their first six months and usually have their set of 20 primary teeth. As their mouth continues to grow the primary teeth are gradually lost and replaced by the 32 permanent teeth that will serve them through their adult life.
Our dentist notes that you can start brushing and flossing your child’s primary teeth as soon as they start to emerge. With consistency this simple daily routine will help instill good hygiene habits that will reduce their chances of suffering from tooth decay and gum disease.
You should also bring your child to Dr. Andrew Sieger’s dentist office in their first year for a dental checkup. The outpatient appointment will monitor your child’s oral development and catch any oral health problems.
You will need to bring your child for routine dental checkups every six months to continue to monitor the health and development of their mouth. If our dentist notices any other oral health or development issues in your child’s mouth he will help you understand your treatment options, which might also include preventive measures.
If you live in the New Holland, Pennsylvania, area and your son or daughter is due for their next dental checkup you should call 717-354-6471 to schedule an appointment at Sieger Family Dentistry.