Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and attractive smile, start early. Really early.
Dentist Jason Mandelaris recommends that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing troubles and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. Dentist Mandelaris will keep the visit short, but carry out a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.
Dentist Mandelaris will advise you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the impact of poor choices. It is especially critical to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.
Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for dental caries. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.
Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.
Other vital habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.
Before coming to Aloha Dental in West Valley, communicate with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. Mandelaris will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a favorable visit, the first of many to come.
Call Dr. Mandelaris at 8019699669 to schedule an appointment. Remember also to call any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are committed to your child’s lifelong dental health.
Dr. Mandelaris serves many families in the Salt lake city area with competence and compassion. Some of our patients come from Salt lake county, Utah county, and Heber. At Aloha Dental, we love working with children and will help your child have a pleasing experience learning to care for their teeth.
At Aloha Dental, we focus our efforts on . Each member of our Friendly team is enthusiastic about making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the friendly atmosphere while benefitting from our state-of-the-art technology.
Some of our most popular services include Oral hygiene, Pediatrics and Orthodontics. We are located at 2792 South 5600 West in West Valley.
The one stop shop
Contact Aloha Dental:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):
Call today to schedule an appointment for the next week.
Bring this coupon into our office, or call now: 8019699669
Aloha Dental | 2792 South 5600 West, West Valley, Utah 84120