The Answers to Your Questions About Pediatric Dental Care


Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to caring for your child’s smile? If so, that must mean you have questions. There is no need to worry. Dr. Nieku Manshadi and our dental team are happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. To begin, we would like to give you the answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric dentistry in Crockett, Texas.

Question No. 1: When should I take my child into the dental office for the first time?

Your child’s first dental visit should be six months after their first tooth erupts from the gums or around their first birthday.

Question No. 2: How should I prepare my child for their first visit?

When you’re talking to your child about their appointment, it’s important to use positive and encouraging words and phrases. There is no need to scare your child. The more positive you are, the better because it will help your child feel comfortable in the dental chair.

Question No. 3: When should my child use “real” toothpaste?

Your child shouldn’t use toothpaste until they are about 2-3 years old. If they can spit out the paste, they can use fluoridated toothpaste. This is important because if your child swallows the paste, it can upset their stomach.

To learn more about pediatric dentistry, or to ask our team additional questions, please remember that you can always call LOL Dental & Orthodontics at 936.463.0162 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you!