This message from Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall focuses on the importance of health baby teeth.
Also known as primary teeth, some people don’t realize how important they are. Many parents don’t brush them thoroughly. Some allow their child to drink sugary juice from a sippy cup all day. They figure that they will get serious about oral hygiene when their child’s permanent teeth come in.
These misconceptions are lamentable. Childhood tooth decay is so widespread that many in the medical community call it a public health crisis.
Why are healthy baby teeth crucial?
- Baby teeth keep the proper amount of space available for the permanent teeth that will come in later.
- Baby teeth are necessary for normal speech development.
- Healthy baby teeth help your son or daughter eat a varied, nutritious diet. Decayed baby teeth make it hard to chew. This can cause your child to reject many different foods, like high-nutrient vegetables.
- And, finally, tooth decay and infection can be passed down from baby teeth to the permanent teeth developing below them.
The lesson? Those baby teeth are important! At Karen E. Williamson D.D.S., P.A. in Rockwall we provide comprehensive family dentistry. People from Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate also come to us for restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today!
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