Taking good care of primary, or “baby,” teeth is more important than you think! When you visit Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc, our caring pediatric dentist will carefully examine your child’s teeth for signs of any developing dental problems, and will provide you with additional information on how to take care of your child’s new teeth. Call us today at 858-551-9700 to make your family’s appointment with Dr. Anthony Scoma and learn more about new infant teeth in La Jolla, California.
Primary teeth play a crucial role in the development of your child’s teeth and mouth. These teeth help your child chew properly and speak clearly. Baby teeth are also vital to the development of the jaw and bite, and serve as a guide for the permanent teeth when they begin to come in.
Children who are missing primary teeth or lose their baby teeth early may require a space maintainer to hold the place of that tooth open in their mouth and aid the permanent teeth in erupting properly. Without this maintainer, the remaining teeth in your child’s mouth can shift out of their correct positions, causing crowding, crookedness, and other problems. If your child is missing teeth, make sure to mention it when you visit our dentist so that we can provide the appropriate treatment.
How your child cares for his or her primary teeth will play an important role in determining his or her oral health later in life, and how they care for their permanent teeth later on. Help your child to develop a good at-home oral hygiene routine early on to reduce their risk of dental decay and disease.
To learn more about caring for your child’s new teeth and make your family’s appointment with our pediatric dentist, please call our practice today.