Your Baby’s Baby Teeth

Sugar Land TX Children's Dentist near meYour baby’s baby teeth are important. The idea that they are temporary and therefore not as important is simply not true. Value those little baby teeth. Care for them and get your sweetpea set for a positive and healthy dental future.

Your baby’s baby teeth serve many purposes. They assist your child in chewing healthy foods to help him grow healthy and strong. Teeth help her speak so she can share what’s on her mind and how she’s feeling. They form the facial features that make your sweetpea squishy cute and kissable.

Keeping your sweetpea’s teeth healthy should be a top priority.  You can begin cleaning the baby’s mouth during the first couple of days after birth. You can do this by wiping the gums to remove plaque. When the first tooth appears you can begin with brushing twice a day. To avoid damage, use a soft-bristled toothbrush designed for baby teeth.

The American Dental Association recommends that you schedule your child’s first dental visit after the first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday. During this first appointment, Dr. Nasha Hunter will examine your baby’s teeth for any decay or other issues she may notice. This appointment, and further similar dental checkups, will help ensure the teeth will be free of cavities.

A new year is here. If you have a new baby in your house, be sure you’re properly caring for those baby teeth before they even arrive. Call and book your appointment at Sweetpea Smiles today.

Posted on behalf of Sweetpea Smiles

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