The Importance of Taking Care of Baby Teeth

As parents, you lay the foundation for healthy permanent teeth during the first years of your child’s life. Daily brushing, regular dental checkups, and healthy eating habits are the cornerstones of good oral care. Establishing a good routine early in life ensures that your child develops strong, healthy teeth and gums. It’s easy to assume that baby teeth don’t require as much care because they’re temporary, but these teeth are still vital to your child’s health.

The role of primary teeth

Your child’s baby teeth start to come in at around six months of age. Think of this temporary set of teeth as an investment. By taking good care of your child’s baby teeth, you’re investing in the future of their oral health.

Your child’s first set of teeth play an important role in their development in the following ways:

Why good care of primary teeth is crucial

How to take excellent care of baby teeth

The sooner you begin taking care of your children’s oral health, the healthier their mouths will continue to stay throughout their lives. Bring your child to Meadowbrook Dental Care for comprehensive dental care that lasts a lifetime.

We currently offer a children’s dental hygiene special for new patients that includes a kid-friendly exam, cleaning, polishing, and X-rays for $100. Call today to schedule your child’s checkup or use our online booking tool.

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