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Redmond Kids Dentistry January 2018 Newsletter
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Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.
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When Should You Expect the First Teeth to Erupt for Your Child?
As a parent, seeing your child get his or her first tooth is exciting. Plus, it can also be a bit nerve wracking. You never want to see your child in pain. So, if you can be prepared for what may happen when your child begins teething, it can help you and your child survive it easier. Here are a few normal oral milestones and when you should expect them to show up. That way, you and your little one can be best prepared.

The First Tooth for Your Child

For most babies, they will have their first tooth pop through between four months old and seven months old. Typically, right around the time a child is six months old, they will have one or two teeth starting to show up. The first two teeth to show up are typically the two in the middle on the bottom. Once those two teeth have begun coming through, the two in the middle on the top follow suit.

This can be a difficult time for your child. Make sure you speak with our office and your child's pediatrician about what we recommend you do during this time. Some parents like being able to turn to medication to help, while others prefer a more natural route. There are even forms of jewelry that parents can now wear for the child to chew on when teething.

If you noticed that your child is starting to get their first tooth, give us a call. We can help keep track of your child's oral development and help them through the rough teething process.

How Games Help Kids Brush
There are many different games that can make brushing more fun for kids. Something as simple as using tablets to see where debris is left after brushing can be a great game for kids. What you do is you and your child both brush. Following brushing, you both chew a tablet. Whoever has less debris left, wins!

Another thing you can do is set up a brushing game each night. If your child remembers to brush for at least two minutes, they get to pick out a story, a short game, or a special night light that they can use for the night. This way, it engages their attention, and they get a bonus reward other than good oral health!

How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Hurts Your Mouth
When you sleep with your mouth open, your mouth gets dry. This means that your saliva does not have the ability to help keep your teeth clean and protected. While you sleep, your teeth are constantly being coated with saliva. The saliva helps to add minerals and nutrients to your teeth. The saliva also prevents tooth decay and fights against gingivitis. By sleeping with your mouth open, the saliva in your mouth dries out, and you become more susceptible to all of these issues. If you constantly sleep with your mouth open, make sure to come in and talk to us about it. We can help!

Our treatment philosophy centers around each child's individual needs and concerns to create a gentle and caring approach that works for that child. We firmly believe that a positive, enjoyable dental experience will help children build confidence and knowledge that will create a lifetime of great dental health.



Redmond Kids Dentistry | www.redmondkidsdentistry.com | (425) 558-4562
16650 NE 79th Street, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052



 

 

 
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