August 1, 2012

All About Milk Teeth

Posted in Daily Dental Dose, Oral Health & Wellness tagged , , at 6:45 am by queenqueer

When Primary Teeth (better known as Baby or Milk teeth) start to appear, it’s already the start of teaching good dental habits to kids. Though they may only be temporary, it’s just as important as taking care of the permanent teeth.

baby teeth, milk teeth

Baby teeth begin to appear starting during 6 months. Primary teeth helps children in breaking down solid food. It also helps them in speaking as they can pronounce a better intonation, accent or diction of their words.

Primary teeth have always been in the mouth even before birth. They are merely hiding under the gums. A set of primary

According to ADA: “The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. A dental visit at an early age is a “well-baby checkup” for the teeth. Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, the dentist can show you how to clean the child’s teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumbsucking.”

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