Baby teeth are vital to your child’s smile!
The importance of primary teeth
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Your child’s primary teeth play an important role in their oral and overall health as they grow, and our children’s dentist and team love helping your child learn how to care for their teeth! Our children’s dentistry services are designed to care for baby teeth as well as permanent teeth, and we will work with you and your child to create treatment plans that meet their needs as they develop. We welcome you to call Dentistry and Braces Group today to learn more about the importance of primary teeth and schedule your child’s appointment.
WHY CARE FOR PRIMARY TEETH?
Many people assume that because a child’s primary teeth eventually fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth that they are not important in the long run. However, baby teeth are crucial to your child’s oral health and development. Baby teeth play several important roles. These roles include:
- Facilitating speech production and development
- Aiding in proper jaw development
- Contributing to good chewing habits and overall nutrition
- Helping with spacing and alignment of permanent teeth
- Generating self-confidence from having a healthy smile
The most important reason to care for your child’s primary teeth is so that you can help ensure that their permanent teeth erupt in the correct place. Primary teeth save specific areas of the mouth for the adult teeth.
If a baby tooth falls out too early due to decay or injury and the space is not kept open by a space maintainer or other oral appliance, the teeth surrounding the gap can become misaligned, causing the permanent tooth to potentially erupt incorrectly. This misalignment can lead to an increased risk of cavities, crooked teeth, a misaligned bite and the need for orthodontic treatment later on.
Our dentists will provide you with instructions on the best way to help your child care for their teeth. This will include instructions on the best way to brush and floss your child’s teeth, how to help your child develop good oral habits, and when your child can begin brushing on their own. We will also set a schedule of regular appointments for your child to receive preventive care in our office. Preventive care includes dental cleanings and exams, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments.
If you have any questions about baby teeth or wish to make an appointment with our friendly dentists, please contact our office today.
At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.