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.
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.