There is still a lot of confusion as to when you should bring your child into the dentistWhen it comes to your child’s oral health it is important to look after their gums from day one. Even before the first teeth erupt, after they’ve had food or milk, wipe their gums with a damp cloth. This way you get your child used to you intervening in their mouth.
Even though milk teeth fall out, if they are lost prematurely, this can affect the development and eruption of your child’s adult teeth.Remember: your child’s milk teeth are important. Yes, they will eventually fall out, but they serve a purpose. Actually they serve at least three purposes:
- Help jaw development and facial growth
- Pave the way for adult teeth