You may wonder why baby teeth are important as they’re going to be replaced eventually by adult teeth. Baby teeth help keep space in the jaw for adult teeth and cavities in baby teeth can lead to cavities in permanent teeth.
As soon as your baby’s first tooth emerges, plan to visit your pediatric dentist for a check-up. They will check your child’s erupting teeth and provide you with detailed information on how to clean and care for your child’s teeth. The goal of preventative care is to keep your child’s gums and teeth healthy, eliminate or reduce cavities, teach and reinforce good oral habits, and ultimately, to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles.
As a parent, you play a significant role in keeping your child’s teeth clean and healthy – and preventing cavities. Be a good role model. Encourage regular dental visits and good home care.