If a larger number of adults cared for their children’s teeth as if they were permanent teeth, we would treat fewer cases of tooth decay in the teenage years and adulthood. The habits formed in a child’s early years of life usually follow them into their adult years, and the condition of baby teeth is often an indicator of how adult teeth will fair. Learn a tiny bit more about treating baby teeth below, and schedule your child’s next visit with us at your convenience.
Although baby teeth will fall out, they are still crucially imperative to the oral hygiene of children. Even though they fall out, baby teeth should be kept protected and cared for diligently. Because the baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth, the spacing of the adult teeth can be altered if the baby teeth are lost too early. So believe it or not, a little baby tooth lost prematurely can lead to realignment and orthodontic treatments during the teenage years and adulthood.
To help keep baby teeth strong, make sure that you’re not giving your baby inappropriate amounts of sugar. This means that you shouldn’t be dipping pacifiers in sugar or filling bottles with soda or juice. Bring your child into our office for a special cleaning and examination before their first birthday to keep their dental wellbeing on track.
Do you need to plan a visit with Dr. Zoya Yadgarov? Dial 212-535-3226 now to contact the Art of Dentistry PC team concerning your next checkup in New York, New York.