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Dental Hygiene and Children Marietta, GA
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We all have heard as parents to start teaching our children good habits at a young age so they are instilled and become habits later in life. Dental hygiene is no exception to setting your children on their way with good dental habits. Did you know that at 6 months old your baby’s first teeth could be at risk for tooth decay? Most children at the age of 3 have their full set of 20 baby teeth or primary teeth. This is why it is important to start dental hygiene early. Good news for parents is that tooth decay is preventable with good dental habits! Pure Smiles Dentistry in Marietta, Georgia is ready to partner with you and your children to form good dental habits that will last a lifetime.

At what age should I start cleaning my child’s teeth?

It is important to start cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first week after they are born. You can wipe their gums with a clean, damp washcloth. As early as 6 months old to as late as 14 months old your baby could get their first teeth. Start good habits early by brushing their teeth twice daily. For children under the age of 3, use a child’s toothbrush and a small smear the size of a rice grain of fluoride toothpaste. For children ages 3 to 6 years old, use a child’s toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothbrush. It is important to brush your child’s teeth for them until you are sure they can do it on their own. Flossing is a key component of good dental hygiene and will help prevent cavities, keep gums healthy, and remove plaque. You should start flossing your child’s teeth as soon as they have two teeth that touch.

When should my child visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that your child should have their first dental appointment within 6 months after their first tooth appears, but no later than their 1st birthday. Visiting the dentist at an early age will set them up with good dental habits and get them comfortable with the dentist. Their first dental appointment is their introduction to the dentist and will involve examining your child’s mouth, checking for growth and development, and getting them comfortable with the dental office. Pure Smiles Dentistry wants to ensure your child has a great experience from their first dental appointment and beyond.

Pediatric Dentistry in Marietta

If you are in Marietta and surrounding areas, Pure Smiles Dentistry is ready to be your dental home. Call to schedule your child’s first dental appointment and establish good dental habits today!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month