Believe it or not, primary teeth serve a purpose. A great one than just being the first set of chompers to go before the real ones come in. And, believe it or not, these milk teeth need as much care as the permanent ones. For reason we’ll be exploring in a bit. With that said, don’t hesitate to visit Dental Doctors of Florida and meet with our St. Johns County pediatric dentist.
So first thing’s first… Let’s cover some of the basics about baby teeth. Those little milk biters (all 20 of them) are around lurking with the jaws at birth, eventually making their debut between the 6 month to a year mark. Around the time they reach 3 years of age, the full set should be present. Some children might experience gums that are more tender than others. Now comes the million dollar question, “Why do these teeth matter?” Largely because these teeth are pivotal to the development of a healthy smile. It also helps them speak and chew. But when teeth fall out prematurely, it can cause a great deal of complications. The gap left in place results in permanent teeth drifting into it, making it very hard for adult teeth to find adequate spacing when they come in. And, you guessed, what this leads to is crowded or crooked teeth. Which is why starting off with proper oral care for infants is pivotal. With that said, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dental Doctors of Florida and speak to our St. Johns County pediatric dentist.
Sound good? Our patients certainly think so—and you will, too. Now all you have to do is pick up the phone, punch a few numbers, and call Dental Doctors of Florida. Or shoot us an e-mail. Either way, reach out to promptly schedule a meeting an shortly be on your way to our St. Johns County pediatric dentist.