What’s the importance of baby teeth?
Like lots of parents, you may have the mistaken impression that baby teeth (or primary teeth) aren’t all that important. After all, they are going to come out anyway. The fact is that your child’s baby teeth play a crucial role in their future dental health.
At Temple Dental Trails, educating parents about effective dental care is one of our highest priorities. It’s important for you to understand that primary teeth act as placeholders, reserving space for the permanent teeth that are already developing in their gums. When a baby tooth is lost before its time, neighboring teeth start to move out of alignment, causing permanent teeth to erupt out of their proper position.
We emphasize the importance of routine exams at this stage because they allow us to detect potential problems while they’re small and easy to treat. It’s important to fill cavities as soon as possible to keep the baby tooth healthy until it’s ready to fall out on its own. If we do find a cavity, rest assured that we will go out of our way to make your child’s experience comfortable and stress-free.
Dental sealants can be applied to the surface of your child’s teeth to prevent cavities from starting. We may also recommend treatments with fluoride, which is essential for keeping teeth strong and healthy.
If you would like to ensure that your child is receiving the best possible care, please call our Temple, TX dental office. We will be happy to arrange an appointment at your convenience.