At Kusp Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that oral care for infants is of utmost importance. As parents, it is crucial to establish a proper oral hygiene routine for your child right from the start. Taking care of your child’s teeth and gums will help prevent tooth decay, cavities and other oral health issues later in life.
Infants should have their mouths cleaned after every feeding. Use a clean, damp cloth to gently wipe the gums and tongue. Once the first tooth appears, use a small toothbrush specially designed for infants to gently brush the tooth and gums twice a day. We also recommend scheduling your infant’s first dental visit by the age of one to catch any potential issues early on.
A functional frenulum is a small fold of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth. When the frenulum is too tight or short, it can cause issues with oral function, including speech difficulties, feeding problems, and poor tooth alignment. In some cases, an infant may need a functional frenuloplasty to correct the issue.
The procedure involves cutting the frenulum to release the tongue. At Kusp Pediatric Dentistry, we offer this procedure under local anesthesia in a sterile environment. This is a safe, straightforward procedure with little to no pain or complications. After the procedure, your infant may require some follow-up care, including stretching exercises for the area.
At Kusp Pediatric Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality oral care for your infant. By establishing good oral hygiene habits early on, you can help prevent a range of oral health issues. If your infant is struggling with a functional frenulum, our team is here to provide you with the information and treatment you need to get them back on track. Book an appointment with us today to take that first step in ensuring your child’s oral health.