Pediatric dentistry at Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry puts your child first. Our dental team works to make young patients feel comfortable during treatment, improve their dental health and enjoy visiting our dentist! Contact Dr. Rohini Singh’s office by calling 254-200-1893, and our office can help ensure your child’s smile with pediatric dentistry in Killeen, Texas.
Your Child’s First Visit
Children & Preventive Care
At Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We work with you and with your child to help them learn good oral hygiene habits so that they can care for their teeth and smile at home and enjoy good oral health. We also provide preventive treatments at our office, including dental cleanings and exams, dental sealants and fluoride treatments. To learn more, please contact our office.
Most cavities develop as a result of a diet high in sugar and a lack of good oral hygiene at home. By limiting your child’s intake of sugary foods and drinks and helping them to brush their teeth regularly, you can minimize their chances of developing a cavity. Here are a few tips to help prevent cavities:
- Limit the frequency of snacks
- Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing
- Watch what your child drinks
- Avoid giving your child sticky or sugary foods
- Make treats part of meals
- Choose nutritious snacks and maintain a balanced diet overall for your child
The first teeth to come in are usually the two bottom front teeth, around the age of 6 to 8 months. The four upper teeth follow, and then the remaining teeth gradually erupt through the gums. Teeth usually erupt in pairs along the side of the jaw until your child is about 2½ years old. The permanent teeth will typically begin erupting between the ages of 5 and 6.
Don’t worry if some teeth are early or late in erupting. All children are different, and they may follow a different schedule of tooth eruption.
Importance of Baby Teeth
Baby teeth are incredibly important to your child’s oral health and development. Not only do they hold the space for the permanent teeth to come in, but they also aid in speech development, chewing and proper nutrition, and promotion of self-esteem. This makes it very important that you help your child learn good oral habits early.