Kids Teeth & Decay … Baby Teeth Matter!

January 31st, 2014 - By steve.mccormack

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Kid’s Teeth ARE Important  

[click this video link from the WDA]

 

Baby teeth should be kept healthy until the adult teeth erupt.  Some baby teeth aren’t lost until age 11 or later.

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  1. They hold position for the permanent teeth.    Early loss means extra crowding in the adult teeth.
  2. Baby teeth can decay, become abscessed, chip or break like adult teeth.   Keep them healthy!  They are important.
  3. Children should be seen by age 1 or so for a first visit examination.    Don’t wait until age 3 or 4!
  4. Most children who start seeing us by age 1 are doing very well in the chair [by themselves] by age 2-3.