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Treehouse Children's Dentistry

Dental FAQs for Kids
Tuscumbia, AL


Little boy learning how to brush teeth with a model mouth at SRD on 5th in Tuscumbia, ALNew parents don't always know how best to care for their infants' teeth. Toward that end, we've answered some common questions here.

When Should My Child Have Their First Check-Up?


You should schedule your child's first appointment when their first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday, whichever comes first.




Will Baby Teeth Have an Impact on My Child's Health?


Baby teeth (also called primary teeth) are important for a variety of reasons. In addition to helping children chew and speak properly, they also help form a path for permanent teeth when they're ready to erupt.


How Should I Clean My Baby's Teeth?


Even baby teeth can collect bacteria, leading to plaque and decay. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head, ideally one designed for babies, to clean your infant's teeth at least once per day before bed.


Are Pacifiers and Thumb Sucking Bad for My Baby's Health?


Pacifier and thumb habits are only problematic if they persist for a long period. Most children stop on their own, but if they keep sucking after age 3 we may need to prescribe a mouth appliance.


Does Nursing Cause Tooth Decay?


Yes. To avoid this, abstain from nursing infants to sleep or putting anything besides water in their bedtime bottle. Learn how to brush and floss your infant's teeth properly and have or check their gums and teeth regularly. Schedule the first visit by your baby's first birthday.


How Often Should My Child Have Dental Appointments?


We recommend coming in for appointments once every 6 months to prevent dental issues like cavities. But each child has differing needs and may therefore need a different schedule for appointments. or will let you know if this is the case for your child.


What Is the Recommended Age For Orthodontic Treatment?


There is none. Moreover, age is not a deterrent when determining someone's candidacy for orthodontic treatment. If teeth are healthy, we can move them regardless of the patient's age. For this reason, patients of all ages can look forward to having a better smile.


What Is the Duration of Orthodontic Treatment?


A recent survey among the members of the American Association of Orthodontists listed the average length of orthodontic treatment as 22 months.


My Child Has Missing Teeth. Can They Still Get Braces?


Depending on the circumstances and your treatment goals, you can achieve successful orthodontic treatment even if some of your child's teeth are missing. We can use orthodontics to close gaps made by missing teeth and can potentially create adequate space for replacement teeth. or is the one to consult about this. She'll help you determine the best plan for your child.


For more information, please contact our office at 256-712-4080.
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Tuscumbia


115 E 5th St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

256-712-4080
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Killen, AL 35645

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New parents don't always know how best to care for their infants' teeth, which is why our team at SRD on 5th has created this FAQ page. Learn more here!
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