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Why Are Primary Teeth Important and How to Care for Them

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
Why Are Primary Teeth Important and How to Care for ThemPrimary teeth are the ones that children first get. They are also called baby teeth or deciduous teeth. They eventually fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth. Even though they are not permanent, primary teeth are vital. Therefore, it is critical to ensure that your child's primary teeth receive the best possible care.

Why Primary Teeth Are Important?

Primary teeth, also called baby teeth, play a crucial role in developing the mouth and jaw. Immature enamel and soft roots give these baby teeth less durability than adult teeth, but they play an essential function in chewing solid foods during infancy. In addition, primary teeth help guide permanent teeth as they come into place. Finally, primary teeth act as placeholders while the permanent ones develop underneath, so it is crucial to prevent damage or premature loss of primary teeth. Overall, primary teeth are valuable tools that develop alongside the rest of the body and help to ensure a healthy transition between childhood and adulthood.

How to Care For Kid's Primary Teeth?

Taking care of your child's primary teeth is essential to ensuring lifelong oral health. There are steps you can take to help ensure that their teeth stay healthy and strong. First, it is crucial to ensure that your child is drinking enough water each day. Hydration helps keep the gums and mouth healthy, so be sure to encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day. You should pay attention to the foods that your child eats. Sugary or acidic foods can damage the enamel on their teeth, so choose wisely for snacks and meals. It is also vital to plan regular check-ups for your child. These visits will allow your dentist to assess any issues early on and take steps to prevent problems from developing in the future.

Give our dentists a call and schedule an appointment for your child! We would be happy to help you ensure that their primary teeth are healthy and robust.
My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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