Healthy Teeth Make Happy Smiles
Yes, your child's baby teeth will fall out, but that doesn't mean they're less important. These little chompers help kids chew food, speak clearly, and hold space so permanent teeth can grow in straight.
Unfortunately, tooth decay is one of the most common childhood
health problems for kids in the United States. Tooth decay is not
only painful, it can also lead to other problems, such as ear and
sinus infections, difficulty speaking, and a lack of concentration.
Kids with dental problems are also more likely to miss school and
behind in class.
The good news is that you can help prevent cavities by encouraging your child to develop good dental habits.
Many parents don't realize they should start brushing their baby's teeth as soon as that first baby
Along with proper brushing and nutrition, it's also important that your child visit a dentist at least once a year. These checkups are often short, with the dentist taking a look at the development of your child's teeth.
Kids need to eat a balanced diet for their teeth to develop properly and their gums to stay healthy.
Many parents cringe at even the word teething, as it can signal fussy babies and long sleepless nights ahead. For most babies, the first tooth peeks through between ages 4 and 7 months. By the time your child is 3 years old, a full set of 20 baby teeth will be shining with that smile.