AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth was interviewed by Mom. Me for expert advice on how to take care of your child’s grin. Haugseth was asked 10 popular pediatric dentistry questions spanning topics such as when teething starts; how should parents/caregivers care for their child’s first teeth; the first dental visit; flossing; fluoride; pacifier usage; sugar intake and braces.
According to Haugseth, "The first visit to the dentist will be educational for parents and is similar to a 'well baby check,' ensuring caregivers learn the tools they’ll need to help their child remain cavity-free. Parents can expect the pediatric dentist to demonstrate proper methods of toothbrushing and flossing, evaluate oral and facial development, discuss the ability to detect early tooth decay and dietary issues, determine fluoride needs and much more. The frequency of visits will be determined by assessing your child’s risk of developing decay."
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