Early Dental Care

Baby smiling

Furumoto Dentistry, a family dentist in Diamond Bar, provides top-notch dental care. From general and restorative treatments to cosmetic services, Dr. Michael Furumoto is committed to giving you the care your smile needs. We are especially proud of our pediatric care program to give your little ones a healthy, beautiful smile.

When Should Your Child See a Dentist?

Dr. Michael Furumoto recommends bringing your child for their first dental appointment at around one year of age. It's an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and for your child to get used to the dentist. And it also gives your family dentist in Diamond Bar, the chance to make sure their teeth are developing properly. Contact Furumoto dentistry for a comprehensive Early Dental Plan.

What You Need to Know About Baby Teeth

It may seem strange to focus on your child's baby teeth when they're only temporary, but it's necessary. Their little teeth help them learn to speak, chew, and swallow properly. Additionally, these baby teeth guide the permanent teeth into place, so a healthy smile as a kid is key for proper orthodontic alignment later in life.

Your little one's teeth start to form before they're even born. The first primary teeth usually appear around 4 months old. Then, the rest of the baby teeth will come in over the next couple of years. It's normal for kids to get grumpy or irritable during this time, that's why teething can be so painful.

If your child is feeling unpleasant, try rubbing their gums with a clean finger, giving them a teething ring, or using a washcloth dipped in warm water. Just avoid teething biscuits, they contain sugar that can damage baby teeth.

Teething occurs at around age six. Around then baby teeth will start to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. This entire process of growth goes on until age 21 when wisdom teeth arrive (but they generally need to be removed). Visit us to brighten your child’s smile.

Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy with the Right Diet and Habits

A healthy, clean diet is also necessary for maintaining dental health. When it comes to what your child eats, go for healthier options like vegetables, cheese, and low-fat yogurt.

These will keep teeth strong and help prevent baby bottle decay, which is a condition where milk causes dental decay in an infant. It often happens when they're sleeping because saliva production drops and the milk pools around their teeth.

To protect your little one’s pearly whites, don't let them nap with anything other than a pacifier or water in their mouth. Also take a look every couple of weeks, if you notice any dull or white spots or lines on their teeth, give them a call right away.

Make an Appointment With Your Family Dentist in Diamond Bar

Is your child's smile all it could be? We're here to help. At Furumoto Dentistry, we want to be your partner in protecting your child's dental health. Give Dr. Michael Furumoto a call at (909) 861-3515. After you schedule an appointment, we'll create a treatment plan that leads to beautiful results. Your kid will have a gorgeous smile for life.