Although your child will lose their baby teeth as they grow, it’s still important to take good care of them.When they are young, your children will grow and develop very quickly, and the same goes for their teeth. Regular dental check-ups allow the dentist to make sure their pearly whites are in tip-top shape, and that the dental arches are developing normally. As a parent or guardian, it’s important to ensure your child’s teeth are maintained and well looked after into their adult years. These good oral hygiene habits should start from a young age. Poor oral hygiene will unavoidably lead to other serious health problems down the road, as well as costly restorations and potentially pain and discomfort. However, here at Marriott & Hand, we can help to prevent most, if not all of these problems by helping your child understand the importance of maintaining their own oral health.
Healthy development of teethDid you know that baby teeth lay the groundwork for the adult teeth to come through? When your child’s baby teeth are healthy, it’s easier for adult teeth to come in straighter. When you neglect the baby teeth, it can cause them to be lost earlier than they should. This can cause an array of problems for your child such as:
- Permanent teeth behind will tend to move forward
- Baby teeth will shift and move
- Speech problems
- Eating and chewing difficulties