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If a larger number of adults took care of their children’s teeth as if they were permanent teeth, we would see fewer cases of tooth breakdown in the teenage years and adulthood. The habits developed in a child’s early years usually follow them into adulthood, and the condition of baby teeth is often an indication of how adult teeth will be. Learn a small bit more about treating baby teeth below, and feel free to schedule your child’s next exam with us at your earliest convenience.

Although baby teeth are impermanent, they are still vitally important to the oral wellbeing of children. Even though they will fall out, baby teeth should be kept secure and cared for diligently. Since the baby teeth act as placeholders for adult teeth, the spacing of the adult teeth can be altered if the baby teeth are lost too early. So believe it or not, a little baby tooth lost prematurely can lead to realignment and orthodontic operations during the teenage years and adulthood.

To help keep baby teeth strong, make sure that you’re not giving your baby too much sugar. This means you shouldn’t be dipping binkies in sugar or filling bottles with anything but formula or milk. Bring your child into our practice for a special cleaning and examination before their first birthday to keep their oral health on track.

Do you need to arrange an appointment with Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce? Phone 941-497-4997 to contact the Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry team about your next visit in Venice, Florida.