Preschool 3 to 5 Years
The preschool years refer to young children between ages of three and five. In terms of dental health, this is a time in which baby teeth have fully erupted and adult teeth are preparing to emerge. It is crucial that pediatric dental care be a priority at this age. The baby teeth must remain healthy and strong in order to guide permanent teeth into their ideal position. You can trust Alora Pediatric Dentistry to provide the specialized dental services your preschooler needs in Napa Valley. We offer a caring approach, comprehensive pediatric dental treatments and kid-friendly amenities.
Dental Care for Preschoolers
As a parent of a preschooler, you will likely find that your child is wanting to gain independence or do things by themselves. This includes caring for their own teeth. However, just like other learned skills, your preschooler will still require your help to brush and floss properly. They typically don’t have the dexterity and coordination to complete the task independently. We encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s oral hygiene routine but also teach them along the way. You can trust that our dental team at Alora Pediatric Dentistry will also do our part in educating your preschooler on proper brushing techniques. By this age, you should be using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
At Alora Pediatric Dentistry, we want to see your preschool aged child every six months. During these visits, we will provide professional cleanings, take necessary x-rays and evaluate all aspects of their oral health. Our office is equipped to provide basic preventive care and advanced restorative services for kids of all ages. Whether you want our help breaking a thumb-sucking habit before it impacts teeth alignment or you need us to restore a chipped baby tooth after a playground incident, we can help.
Contact our office today to schedule your dental care visit for your preschooler in Napa Valley.