Having a baby is a real joy. Watching him develop and grow is so exciting. Regular doctor visits are something every parent knows is important as your child develops. But what many parents don’t realize is the importance of your child’s dental health. And that starts the day he is born. Our Marina del Rey pediatric dentist, Dr. Marjaneh Moghimi, can tell you all about what needs to be done for your baby’s dental health when you visit our Marina del Rey dental office. There are things you can do to prevent Marina del Rey tooth decay in children, and we can tell you how.
As soon as you bring your baby home from the hospital, it’s important to start taking care of his gums. Wiping them gently with a wet cloth and massaging them lightly will not only be relaxing for your baby, but it will help remove any bacteria that may already be growing. Whether you’re breastfeeding your baby or giving him formula, there is sugar that is depositing on his gums and in his mouth. If that sugar is not being removed, it can be the start of early dental problems.
When you visit our Culver City pediatric dentist, you’ll be able to ask all kinds of questions about the dental health of your baby. Taking care of your baby’s teeth and gums before the first tooth erupts will help give your baby’s oral health a great start. And making sure your baby’s first visit to the dentist is a pleasant one is something Dr. Moghimi will certainly do. She loves children and she’s especially gentle on baby’s first dental visit.
So don’t wait until your baby has a mouth full of teeth before you make his first dental appointment. Call Dr. Moghimi at Elegant Dentistry at 310-827-2792 and make an appointment today. It’s never too early to start good dental care for your children, even before they have a single tooth.