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Mom's teeth and gums need to be healthy as baby grows to ensure a healthy baby.

Published reports suggest that children acquire the bacteria that cause dental disease from their mothers. This occurs at an early age, around 26 months.

One research team discovered that women with periodontal disease were seven times more likely to deliver low birth weight babies prematurely.


Bring your child in for their first dental visit when their first tooth appears. If there's a concern, bring him or her in earlier than this.

If they go to bed with a bottle we suggest a visit in their first year. Depending on the child, we may be able to clean their teeth as early as age 3.

At their first visit, we'll check for developmental differences, talk about oral hygiene and other child-related dental issues. It's a good idea to familiarize your child with a dentist's office and staff before any hands on treatment.


  • ›  Have your child drink from a cup as soon as possible.
  • ›  Don't send your child to bed with a bottle. Sending your child to bed with a bottle could cause extensive decay of the top front teeth, requiring repair or removal
  • ›  Start cleaning your child's teeth as soon as they cut through the gums. Use a soft tooth brush or cloth to remove plaque daily with a pea-sized amount of fluoridated tooth paste.
  • ›  Start flossing your child's teeth when the teeth's sides touch each other.

Contact us at Croydon Dental or stop by to introduce your child to the dentist.
At Croydon Dental

We understand that choosing a dentist is a private and personal decision. We have dedicated our practice to the long-term health, comprehensive treatment, and tender care of our patients. After you have looked around our site, we hope that you will feel more comfortable about choosing us as your dentist. We invite you to call if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment or you can just drop by our office. We look forward to meeting you and your family!


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Croydon Dental is committed to providing you with attentive personalized dental care for you and your family. Our genuine friendly staff will always greet you and take time to get to know you and your needs. We will answer all of your questions and keep you informed throughout your entire treatment process. We want you to have a healthy, dazzling smile you can feel proud of.