When you think about your child’s baby teeth, there may be some things that you don’t quite realize about them. You know that they look extremely cute. You know that they will soon be falling out and you’ll get to play “tooth fairy.” However, you may not make the connection between this first set of teeth and the long-term oral health of your little one! Our Silver City, NM team is happy to help you with additional information right now and during your children’s dental visits with us!
#1: Everyone Is Unique!
If you notice that another child the same age as your baby has three baby teeth already but yours only has one, our team offers you this very important reminder: Development is not identical across the board! So, don’t allow yourself to panic because you think your child’s teeth should come in according to a very specific timeline. If you have questions or you think that perhaps teeth should be showing up but they aren’t, come on in for a children’s dental visit, so we may answer your questions!
#2: Those Baby Teeth Are Important
You might assume that baby teeth are no big deal. You know that they certainly make for a beautiful little smile but you wonder if they’re really that significant. What you might overlook is that they are, of course, allowing your child to eat and to develop chewing habits. Remember that these little teeth are also essential as your child develops speech patterns. Protecting them is of the utmost importance.
#3: You Must Care For Those Teeth
Take a look back at #2 for the “why” behind caring for baby teeth. Remember that this first set of teeth is not only important for your child’s personal development but also for permanent teeth! They are linked to the growth of that final set of teeth, so if baby teeth become unhealthy, it could have a lasting negative effect on the future of your child’s smile. Make sure you’re providing preventive care at home and that you’re coming in for children’s dental visits.
Protect Baby Teeth With Our Care
Ask us your questions, receive cleanings and checkups, and keep those growing smiles healthy when you visit our team. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Silver Smiles in Silver City, NM, today at (575) 534-3699.