This post from The Plano Dentist focuses on caring for baby teeth. Sometimes parents ask: Why take care of something that’s just going to fall out and go to the tooth fairy? It’s a good question, with an even better answer.
Parents shouldn’t feel like they are wasting their time caring for the teeth of their youngsters. Those baby teeth are more important than many people might think. Among other things, they are needed to keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.
Baby teeth are also invaluable in the development of clear speech. This is especially important for parents who are dying to know what their child means when they point to something repeatedly, and say ‘scklash’ or ‘grag-grag’.
Having healthy baby teeth will also help your child develop a healthy diet, because difficulty chewing can lead to the rejection of many different foods.
Finally, tooth decay and infection can be passed down from baby teeth to permanent teeth as they develop below them. That’s not what you want for the teeth that kids are going to have for the rest of their lives.
At The Plano Dentist in Plano TX, we love seeing our littlest patients for regular checkups. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment for your child, or yourself, today.
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