There are few of life’s little joys that can compare to a child’s happy smile. However, we at Complete Dental sometimes find that parents and caregivers think of baby teeth as disposable. This logic is well founded as children do lose their baby teeth before acquiring their permanent set. Without thinking, parents often time think that it’s okay for little children to get a little tooth decay or other oral problems. In this article, we will discuss why this is not true, and the true importance of caring for your child’s baby teeth.
One thing that many parents and caregivers forget to remember is that tooth decay leads to pain, and we don’t want to see kids in pain. Tooth decay, also known as cavities often lead to toothaches and infections in the tooth that eventually, if untreated, spread to the gums and jaw bone causing a plethora of problems. Each child should know that the dentist is a resource and some more positive, so having their earliest memories of the dentist be when they’re in pain can lead to future dental phobia. Taking good care of baby teeth is very important to make sure that your child knows that the dentist office is fun, and we’re just here to help make sure that they’re happy and healthy.
Children should be taught from a very early age about the importance of dental hygiene. Learning and acquiring good habits to keep their adult teeth healthy can be something that they carry on throughout their life. It’s important that as parents, we make sure that oral health care is a respected part of your daily routines. It’s also important to remember to set a good example for your children.
In preparation for adult teeth, the baby teeth are set to ensure the proper positions of adult teeth is achieved as soon as they come in. However, if baby teeth are not cared for properly, this can cause other baby teeth to crowd that area, leaving no gap for the incoming adult tooth. This then results and crowded are misaligned adult teeth that are much more difficult to clean and require extensive orthodontic treatment in the future.
If you need help caring for your child seats, we at Complete Dental in Leland, NC are your local resource. We would love to get a chance to help you and your family, so give us a call as soon as possible to set up a consultation appointment.