By Dr. Nour Zoarob
Parenting is a series of memorable milestone, including teething. When your baby’s smile transitions from toothless to tooth field, it is time to consider ways you can support their oral hygiene.
Baby teeth help maintain your Childs growth and development in several ways even though these teeth will eventually fall out, it is still essential to care for them. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons baby teeth health is a chief concern.
What Role do baby teeth play?
Baby teeth Or primary teeth Several crucial roles in your child’s development including:
* helping your baby to chew, smile and speak.
* Holding space in your child’s jaw for the permanent teeth that are growing beneath their gums.
* Facilitating healthy chewing ,which builds and strengthens your baby’s face and jaw muscles.
Primary teeth are vital as your child progresses through developmental milestone like eating solid foods and learning to pronounce words. Keeping these teeth healthy allows your child to stay on track as they learn and grow.
Are baby teeth important?
Primary teeth have a unique and essential role as your child grows. Your baby’s jaw is not big enough to accommodate the amount and size of teeth an adult has. Accordingly, baby teeth are small enough to fit in an infant’s mouth.
When should I take my baby to the dentist?
American Dental Association recommends you bring your child to the dentist soon after their first tooth erupts and before their first birthday.
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