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Children's Dentistry - Albuquerque, NM

Offering Your Child Better Oral Health

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Finding a practice that offers children’s dentistry isn’t always easy, but Dr. Monica Boehmer wants to remove the stress by providing your children with the care they need in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. No matter how old your little ones are, she and her team are happy to offer a wide array of kid-friendly services to ensure their teeth and gums grow, develop, and remain healthy well into adulthood. Let us be your dentist of choice and call us to schedule your child’s appointment today!

When Should You Schedule Your Child’s First Checkup?

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By the time your child is 3 years old, it is important that we see them for their first checkup. Not only will this initial appointment allow us to establish a relationship with you and your child, but it will also minimize the chances that they will develop dental anxiety in the future. Our dedicated staff will use gentle and compassionate care when checking and cleaning your child’s teeth and be happy to show and explain how certain tools are used in our office.

This first visit will also be beneficial to teaching and encouraging your child to establish good oral hygiene from an early age. By quickly checking their developing smiles for any problem areas, we’ll be able to go over different techniques, tools, and tips to help keep their mouths healthy at home.

Kid-Friendly Services for Every Age

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Dr. Boehmer is pleased to offer various kid-friendly services, such as:

How to Care for Primary/Baby Teeth

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When caring for your little one’s primary/baby teeth, it’s important that even before they erupt, you clean their gums with a damp washcloth. By gently rubbing it along their gums, this can remove any bacteria or build-up on their soft tissues from milk residue. Once their teeth begin to emerge, a fingertip brush or training toothbrush and toothpaste will work to keep their pearly whites clean. Using only a smear (grain of rice) amount of toothpaste is necessary since they cannot spit at this point.

During your dental visits, Dr. Boehmer will be happy to provide additional tips or suggestions on how to keep your little one’s teeth in great shape as they grow and develop.