Children’s teeth (milk) teeth are important because, apart from being needed for chewing and speaking , they help to maintain space for the permanent teeth, developing underneath them in the jaws.
If the milk teeth are well looked after, then it is more likely that the second (permanent) teeth will grow into their correct position.
When should I start caring for my child’s teeth?
Good dental health is established early in life. Oral care should begin soon after the baby’s birth. Gums should be cleaned after each feeding. You can begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they appear , using a super soft toothbrush.
Can babies get cavities?
Yes. Even though they will eventually fall out , milk teeth can get cavities. One serious form of decay among young children is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Babies shoudnt fall asleep with bottles in their mouths- the sugar in juices or milk formulas can cause tooth decay.
We can prevent cavities from forming with the help of sealants and fluoride treatment . sealants are a safe, painless and low cost way to help protect your child’s teeth from decay.