Baby teeth come and go, serving their purpose and making room for permanent adult teeth. So, what’s the big deal about taking care of your first set of teeth? The fact is that your first set of teeth sets the stage for your long-term dental health.
Because your primary (baby) teeth eventually fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth, it is a common misconception that your baby teeth do not need to be properly cared for. This misconception is dangerous to your baby’s long-term dental health. Children need their teeth just as adults do for chewing properly, speaking clearly, and smiling brightly. Primary teeth also lead a path for permanent teeth to follow once they erupt. When your child’s primary teeth begin to decay, they might experience pain, infection, and space loss.
If you’re interested in learning more about caring for your child’s primary teeth, please contact the staff at Sunshine Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today. As your pediatric dentist in Melbourne, FL, we look forward to making those little teeth shine!