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Your child’s smile is important to you, and we know you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect it. That’s why we compiled for you the following important steps in ensuring your child’s oral health.

Your child should see a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. The first dental appointment for your child should be scheduled shortly after his first birthday, or six months after their first tooth makes an appearance. During this visit, your child will be made comfortable and relaxed. This first visit is a great way for your child to be introduced to Dr. Derek M. Lichter and to get acclimated to dental visitations. This is also a good time for parents to ask any questions they may have regarding their child’s oral health.

It’s also very important that your child learns the basics of daily oral care at a young age. If you teach your child to brush, floss, and rinse their teeth daily, you will be sure that they will carry on these practices in the future. You should try to make these routines as productive and entertaining as possible for your child by turning brushing and flossing into a game. Incorporating music as well as your entire family is a good way to instill good oral care habits in your child.

If you aren’t currently practicing any of these things, please make the changes necessary for your child’s oral health. To ask any questions about pediatric dentistry in Chula Vista, California, please call Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc. today at 619.422.5317. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.