Baby teeth can be a bit confusing at times, especially because all they seem to do is fall out of the mouth. If you are one who would like to know more about baby teeth, our Price Pediatric Dentistry team is thrilled to help you! We have provided the answers to the following questions to give you the information you need:
When do baby teeth come in?
Baby teeth typically come in when your baby is about 6 months to 1 year old. However, your child should have a full smile by the time they are 3 years old.
Why do baby teeth matter?
Baby teeth are extremely important, whether you believe it or not. They play a huge roll in your child’s oral health because they allow your child to chew and talk and they also guide the permanent teeth into place.
When should I start taking my child to the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that you bring your child into the office for their first visit 6 months after their first tooth has erupted and no later than their first birthday. This appointment is very important because it gives the dentist the chance to examine your child’s oral health and it also gives you the opportunity to ask questions, whether it’s about oral hygiene for baby teeth, early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth decay.
Now, we know there is a high chance that you have additional questions about baby teeth that were not included in this blog. If that is the case, please remember that you can always call 435.637.9590 and ask one of our caring dental team members. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and Dr. Trace M. Lund will be happy to meet with you if you schedule an appointment!