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The First Visit With Dr. Wyke
We make each visit all about kids. Our team gets to their level, makes them laugh, and explains everything in a way they understand. Your first visit is as easy as counting 1,2,3,4.
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To parents that are searching for a Dentist, that is talented, loving and professional. Her ability to reassure each little patient, in her own special way, is remarkable. Not to mention, has crafted a genuine staff that facilitates a smooth and happy experience while at her office.
Raquel and Ninamarie (Actual Patient's Mom)
Frequently asked questions from parents about children's dental health.
- When should I schedule my child's first appointment?Schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Wyke as soon as the first tooth appears or before his or her first birthday. This will help us assess any potential dental problems and give you some top tips for a solid hygiene routine.
- What should I do if my child has a toothache?This can always be a troublesome time, but don’t panic. There are a few simple steps you can take. First, call us and we will do our best to fit you in. Then rinse the painful area with warm salt water and hold a cold compress on any swelling. If possible, give your child ibuprofen for the pain.
- When should my child start using toothpaste and how much should I use?You can actually start before your child even has teeth! Clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth. To begin with just use warm water but as soon as a tooth pops up, start using fluoridated toothpaste (twice a day). The amount of toothpaste depends on the child but here is a general rule of thumb:
Under 2 years = smear of toothpaste on the brush
From 2-5 years = pea-sized amount
Ensure you assist your child and they always spit out the toothpaste.
- What sort of diet is good for my child's teeth?As always a balanced diet is recommended. Include a mixture of fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, dairy, etc. Try and limit food containing sugar or starch, especially sticky foods like candy, as these can cause tooth decay. During your child’s regular check-up Dr. Wyke will provide some nutritional advice too.
- How can I help prevent tooth decay?As a parent, you can do so much to protect your children from tooth decay. Schedule regular appointments with Dr. Jeannine Wyke, so she can identify any possible issues taking shape and provide hygiene advice. You can also help your child keep to a successful oral hygiene routine and teach them how to brush and floss daily. By educating your child about the right foods to eat and the importance of oral care, you can set them up for a lifetime of happy smiles!