Baby Teeth: Your FAQs

May 18th, 2017 | By | Category: Children's Dentistry, Family Dentistry

While you may already understand the significance of caring for permanent teeth, you might not feel so certain when it comes to caring for baby teeth. Part of you may wonder if it’s really necessary at all, since this first set of teeth will fall out. To guide you in the right direction regarding what your little one’s smile requires, we are happy to walk you through a quick FAQs session (which we suggest you follow up ASAP by scheduling a children’s dentistry visit).

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Should I be committed to dental care for my child’s teeth before baby teeth fall out? Is this really that important?

Answer: It really is extremely important to make sure you’re caring for your child’s first set of teeth. While they might seem like teeth that you can neglect because they’re just there for a short time, this is not the case at all. Consistent brushing, flossing, and visits are key.

Question: What happens if baby teeth fall out too early? Will it lead to some kind of oral health problems?

Answer: Yes. If these teeth become damaged, they can damage permanent teeth that are in development. If they fall out too early, they can lead to problems, such as: Issues with speech development, problems with eating, issues with the remaining and future alignment of your child’s smile.

Question: Is there anything I should be doing for my children’s smiles that’s strongly suggested for younger, developing grins, so they stay healthy?

Answer: We often suggest that you bring your child to our practice for fluoride treatments because they promote very strong teeth that can more readily avoid decay. We also suggest dental sealants, which can offer 10 years of protection from decay that occurs on chewing surfaces.

Protect Baby Teeth For A Healthy Adult Smile

Learn more about how to protect your children’s teeth when you come in for a dental visit. Schedule an appointment today with Hilltop Family Dental by calling (510) 758-7222. We are proud to serve patients from Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and more.


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