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Dental Care For Kids
Austin, TX


Daily Care For All Ages


Baby with big blue eyes under a blanket. Dental Care for Kids by Austin Dentist at B.J. Myers DDS & Associates.

Infant


After every feeding a clean, warm wash cloth should be used to gently cleanse the inside of the mouth.

6 Months


Teething usually begins around 6 months old. The first teeth that appear are usually the lower incisors, commonly known as the two front teeth. Help ease the pain of teething by using a clean, cool washcloth to gently massage the gums. Offer the child a cool teething ring that is age appropriate. Always supervise for risk of choking. At the first sign of teeth, buy a children's toothbrush and brush the child's teeth without toothpaste.

Video: Caring for Infant Teeth at Home



18 Months


Introduce a children's toothpaste that is safe to swallow and does not contain fluoride. Teach and supervise your child to use a pencil-eraser-size dot of toothpaste, and to always spit the toothpaste out.

3 Years


Children should have the complete set of 20 primary teeth around the age of 3. Daily brushing and flossing is a must. Make oral care a family event. Brush and floss your own teeth at the same time as your child. You are setting a good example and demonstrating the correct techniques for brushing and flossing. At age 3, a child should start seeing a dentist for regular 6-month checkups.

5 Years


Children begin to lose their first baby teeth around the age of 5. If your child hasn't lost any teeth by age 7, it would be a good idea to see a dentist to have an x-ray taken just as a precaution.

6 Years


Losing baby teeth is seldom as painful a process as teething. If your 5- or 6-year-old complains of pain in the back of his mouth, it's probably the 6-year molars coming in. (He has no baby teeth there to fall out first). A topical painkiller, Ibuprofen, or acetaminophen can ease the ache, though it's unlikely to last long.

12 Years


Most kids lose their last baby teeth around age 12 or 13, about the same time the 12-year molars appear. If your child has not had a consult with an orthodontist yet, and shows any signs of teeth crowding it is highly recommended to schedule a consult by age 12.

18 Years


Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned. When patients are around age 18, your dentist may recommend a pano x-ray be taken to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth. Your dentist or oral surgeon may recommend that your wisdom teeth be extracted even before problems develop because removal is easier in young people, when the roots are not yet fully developed and the bone is less dense.

Video:Diagnosing Wisdom Teeth

Patient Testimonials.

Our patients come back to us because we truly care about the care you receieve. Here are some of the things our amazing patients have to say about us:
Dr. Courtney and her staff are super friendly and made me feel really comfortable. I had to get implants for two "baby" teeth i still had left b/c i never grew permanent teeth in their place. I had to be sedated for the operation and expected to be out of commission for a couples days and in a lot of pain the following week. However, that evening I felt surprisingly good with minimal pain.
Lindsay B.
Dr. Myers is the best. I have been a patient of his for about 5 years and every time I come he makes me feel super relaxed and at ease. I have had everything from a simple cleaning to crowns and everything is virtually painless afterwards. I would recommend him to any person who is seeking a great dentist and staff.
Terri R.
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