If a larger number of adults watched out for their children’s teeth as if they were permanent teeth, we would tend to fewer cases of tooth break down in the teenage years and adulthood. The practices developed in a child’s early years often follow them into their adult life, and the condition of baby teeth is often an indicator of how adult teeth will fair. Learn a small bit more about watching out for your child’s baby teeth below, and schedule your child’s next checkup with us at your convenience.
Although baby teeth will fall out, they are still majorly important to the oral health of children. Even though they fall out, baby teeth should be kept protected and cleaned diligently. Since the baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth, the formation of the adult teeth can be impacted if the baby teeth are lost too early. So a little baby tooth lost early can lead to realignment and orthodontic services during the teenage years and adulthood.
To help keep baby teeth strong, make sure that you’re not giving your baby too much sugar. This means you shouldn’t be coating binkies in sugar or filling bottles with soda or juice. Bring your child into our office for a thorough cleaning and examination before their first birthday to help keep their dental wellbeing on the right track.
Do you want to pencil in an appointment with Dr. Samuel Yee DDS? Phone 949-831-3111 now to speak with the Samuel Yee DDS INC team about your checkup in Aliso Viejo, California.