Why Childhood Dental Hygiene is Important

If more adults cared for their children’s teeth as if they were adult teeth, we would see fewer cases of worn-down teeth in adulthood. The habits developed in a child’s childhood most often follow them into their adult years, and the condition of baby teeth is often a sign of how adult teeth will end up. Learn a tiny bit further about treating baby teeth below, and pencil in your child’s next exam with us at your earliest convenience.

Although baby teeth will fall out, they are still crucially imperative to the oral health of children. Even though they do fall out, baby teeth should be kept safe and treated diligently. Since the baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth, the alignment of the adult teeth can be impacted if the baby teeth are lost too early. So believe it or not, a little baby tooth lost now can cause realignment and orthodontic treatments during the teenage years and adulthood.

To help keep baby teeth healthy, make sure you’re not giving your baby a lot of sugar. This means that you shouldn’t be coating binkies in sugar or filling bottles with anything but formula or milk. Bring your child to our office for a special cleaning and examination before their first birthday to keep their dental hygiene on the right track.

Do you want to arrange a checkup with Dr. Christina Sehy VerSchave? Dial 303-935-3574 to speak with the Belmar Smiles staff concerning your next appointment in Lakewood, Colorado.

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