Preventative Dental Care Is Crucial for a Lifetime of Excellent Oral Health...

Mar, 2016 by

Preventative dental care for a lifetime of good oral health starts when patients are young. Care starts before primary teeth begin to emerge from the gums. Tooth decay can start as soon as primary teeth are present. Juices and food residues left on these tiny teeth can damage enamel. The fact that the teeth are new and haven’t had exposure for long makes no difference. Parents should be aware that the health of primary teeth has an┬áimpact on permanent teeth. Tooth decay can extend under the gum line and harm the teeth under it. Premature loss of primary teeth can lead to the┬áimproper spacing of permanent teeth. The months prior to teeth growing in, the gums and mouth should be wiped with a damp cloth or gauze. The first set of teeth should be...

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