Do baby teeth really matter?
If they were really important – some people argue – they wouldn’t fall out.
We’ve come across a lot of people who think that child dental treatment isn’t necessary for this very reason.
Despite the fact that baby teeth come out, they’re really quite important.
Pediatric Dentistry for Kids: 3 Reasons Why Baby Teeth Should be Valued
There’s convincing evidence that proves children should receive regular child dental treatment.
1. Primary Teeth Help Children Speak and Chew Properly
The main function for primary teeth is to help a child chew their food. Additionally, baby teeth help children speak properly
. Consider an adult who has lost their teeth. They don’t speak as well without them. It’s the same with children – their teeth help them form words.
2. Baby Teeth Act as Guides for the Adult Teeth
Another reason baby teeth are so important is because they guide adult teeth into the mouth. Without these little guides, there could be crowding and other dental issues.
3. Dental Issues with Primary Teeth Result in Lost School Hours
It’s estimated that 51 million school hours
are lost each year because of dental problems. It’s no wonder when you consider the fact that dental decay is the number one disease among children
. More children have decay than asthma, obesity, and diabetes.
Decay – even in baby teeth – can cause toothaches. Some children lose teeth prematurely because of it. Not only does this cause pain and anxiety, it’s more expensive than preventative treatment.
What’s sad is that decay is a preventable disease. With regular homecare and biannual visits to a pediatric dentist, children are less likely to get decay.
Child Dental Treatment: Just as Vital as Adult Dental Treatment
Seeing a child dentist is important to maintain a child’s oral health. When we help care for baby teeth now, we take a step toward the health of their adult teeth later. If you have a child, please make sure they see their pediatric dentist
Has your child seen a dentist yet this year? If not, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Adaven Children’s Dentistry
2843 St. Rose Pkwy Suite 100
Henderson, NV 89052