Baby Teeth

Every person gets two set of teeth. The first is commonly referred to as “baby teeth.” They begin growing around one or two years old, and tend to be fully developed by two and no later than three. Around the age of six to eight, they will fall out and be replaced by the mature teeth. By then, the child's mouth is bigger and more developed, and thus can handle the full set of larger, adult teeth. As a result of this, some people think it's not a big deal if the baby teeth start to rot and are left untreated. They wonder if it's worth the cost to treat teeth that will absolutely fall out anyway. They might even wonder if they have the money to treat those teeth! Unfortunately, it's an issue of investment, it's an issue of quality of life. Poor teeth full of cavities will make it difficult for the child to eat, to sleep and to otherwise behave normally. After all, who is interested in good behavior when your mouth is in agony and you can't eat normal food?

In order to avoid reaching this point, people should do everything they can to care for their children's baby teeth. That means brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as regular fluoride treatment. A lot of fluoride is not necessary, but children should have it at least once a week. There are mouthwash and toothpaste with extra fluoride in it automatically, so children can get a regular, low dose in order to keep their teeth healthy and strong.

Related Information

Brushing Teeth
If you don't worry about brushing teeth, you will have bad cavities and bad breath.

Dental Health
Children should be raised with an understanding and love for good dental health.

 



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