Baby teeth are very important to parents and to the team at Smiles On Bristol from the beginning of their existence to the end. These mini chompers allow baby to chew and speak properly and not only that but baby teeth have a very important purpose to save space for when permanent teeth start to arrive; and also it begins a start for good oral hygiene. Baby teeth development usually begins before the baby is even born. Even if development begins before baby is born, these baby teeth are kept under the gums and don’t show up until baby is about 6 months to a year old .Teething can be as adorable and painful as it sounds. The teething is a process which can cause irritation on infant’s gums however, there are several methods which can help ease this irritation. Several things you can do to help relieve this irritation are massage your baby’s gums with a clean finger, a cool spoon, cold or wet washcloth this will all help to ease the discomfort. As the first baby teeth start to appear the brushing begins, how might brushing baby teeth are important you might ask? Well this allows the child to begin the good practices of oral hygiene.
Baby teeth basics are a must, as soon as you see the eruption of a baby tooth you should begin to brush to prevent from any caries. It is never too early to start brushing your baby’s teeth. Prevent caries by also making sure baby doesn’t sleep with bottle containing any sugary drinks, milk or even breast milk, make sure baby doesn’t sleep with pacifier that has been containing any sugar. To prevent from having overcrowded or crooked teeth make sure infant isn’t going in the direction of thumb-sucking. Another care basic for baby teeth and also adult teeth, retain from allowing too many sweets, sugary drinks such as: juice, soda, etc… Floss at least once at day once all baby teeth have arrived to prevent from any build up at early childhood.
With all this in mind a good oral hygiene should begin as soon as child starts to develop the first baby teeth. Parents should begin brushing baby teeth as they begin to show up. By doing so you are creating a good oral hygiene that will come in handy once permanent teeth start to appear. This will all pay off as this will prevent any caries at a young age. Most children start losing baby teeth at age 6 starting by the front teeth and finishing with the molars. Permanent teeth should have almost all be out by ages 12 to 14 and a good oral hygiene should continue. Make sure to visit your Smiles On Bristol Dental Office as soon as your infants first baby tooth has arrived and continue your regular dental visits accompanied by well brushing and flossing, don’t forget it is never too early. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Santa Ana Dentist Dr. Danial Kalantari or your friendly staff of Smiles on Bristol Dentistry./contact-us/