Dental Treatment for Children
At Rubino Dental Family Dental Care we recommend that you schedule your child’s first check up some time between one and three years old. Young children can visit with a parent to see our office while you are having your teeth cleaned and checked. This is a nice introduction to our office and to see how easy the experience is for Mom or Dad.
Parents should begin daily brushing as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts. All food contains some amount of sugar so where there are teeth they should be cleaned daily. A soft toothbrush with no toothpaste should be used on infants. A pea size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. By age 4 or 5, children should be able to brush their own teeth twice a day with supervision until about age seven to make sure they are doing a thorough job. Each child, however, is different.
Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones and the soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Sticky, sugary snacks should be rarely consumed only as a treat. Healthy nutritious food will allow the primary (baby) and permanent teeth to develop well. Calcium which is in milk, cheese and green leafy vegetables contribute to the development of strong adult teeth which are forming under the bone shortly after birth.
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Dr. Richard P. Rubino, M.Ed., DDS - Family & Cosmetic Dentist
Dentist serving Sterling, VA - Cascades, VA - Potomac Falls, VA - Ashburn, VA - Great Falls, VA - Herndon, VA
46400 Benedict Drive, Suite 101 Sterling, Virginia 20164
703-450-1408 or 703-430-3346
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