Dental visits – start ’em young.

Baby teeth. Primary teeth. Milk teeth. Whatever you call them, these tiny teeth play a big role. Read on to learn more:

  • Primary teeth have three very important jobs: to maintain space for permanent teeth, to allow your child to chew properly and to allow proper speech development. Not to mention, primary teeth add character to your baby’s gleeful grin.
  • Early loss of primary teeth can lead to future space crowding problems as the permanent teeth erupt. Crowding or improper alignment may require orthodontic treatment, and missing primary teeth can inhibit your child’s language and social development.
  • Regular dental visits are a necessary step in caring for your baby’s smile. Your child’s dentist will ensure a healthy mouth by providing ongoing assessments to spot and address problems, teeth cleanings to remove debris, and fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel. Hygiene instructions improve your child’s brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.
  • Help your child develop good oral health habits by assisting him or her with brushing and flossing daily and making trips to the dentist every 6 months.

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