Baby Teeth?

Did you know that what is commonly referred to as “baby teeth” are actually called primary teeth? A babies primary teeth are just as important to take care of as adult teeth. A couple of reasons they are so important is because they help a child to chew and to speak properly. They also hold space in the jaws for their permanent teeth that are growing under their gums.

The ADA recommends getting a dental exam six months after your child’s first tooth comes in and no later than their 1 birthday. The dentist will be able to show you how to properly care for your child’s teeth and also how to evaluate habits such as thumb sucking.