The Importance Of Baby Teeth

Healthy and strong teeth are important as soon as a child is born. A child’s development of teeth, airways, gums and facial profile can be influenced by:

  • Diet
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sleeping patterns
  • Breathing technique
  • Poor habits

Baby teeth are critical to the correct alignment and development of adult teeth. By instilling good oral hygiene habits, regularly dental visits, and diagnosis of possible complications early, we are able to treat and intervene to prevent further issues.

Whilst baby teeth fall out to allow permanent adult teeth to erupt, they are still important for future oral health and development. The baby teeth guide the growth of facial bones and ensure that the permanent adult teeth come through in the correct position and alignment. Baby teeth are also important for speech development and although these teeth will fall out naturally, premature childhood tooth loss will have a significant impact on the alignment of the adult teeth. It is for this reason that your child’s baby teeth should be cared for properly.

Maintain Baby Teeth

We provide proper brushing, and flossing techniques as well as tips for a healthy diet, which is critical in maintaining baby teeth. The back baby molars need to last until your child is thirteen!

It is important that children have parental help in brushing and flossing their teeth until they are at least eight years old. Many children (and their parents) feel their child is capable enough to perform these tasks by themselves, but help from a parent or carer is critical in maintaining healthy back baby molars to adolescence.

Our practitioners have a strong focus on providing the best preventative care for the long-term health of your child. This includes education on brushing habits, diet, hydration and regular dental visits to ensure that all children are aware of how they can care for their own teeth. This way, your child can have healthy baby teeth and adult teeth!