A question that our children's dentist in Ramsgate commonly hears from parents is: "Why are baby teeth so important when they're going to fall out soon anyway?"
This is an excellent question, and many parents don't realise those baby teeth have an extremely important job to do before they fall out. Here's what you should know about baby teeth and what you can do to protect your little one's precious smile.
The Essential Work of Baby Teeth
The work that your son or daughter's first teeth do is threefold:
- They hold space and guide adult teeth into place when the proper time comes
- They help your child begin to form their first words and learn to talk
- They allow your baby to learn to chew and enjoy solid foods
It's an exciting time when your baby begins to eat solid foods and starts to talk. If baby teeth are damaged or lost before it's time for them to fall out, it can make your little one's oral development a bit more challenging.
Children's Dentistry in Ramsgate, NSW Protects Baby Teeth
At Ayar Dental, we believe in creating friendly and positive relationships with children, so they feel welcome, safe, and comfortable every time they visit their dentist. Dr Robert Ayar is a parent himself, and he understands how to make children feel comfortable in the dental chair.
We'll take all the time your son or daughter needs to help them feel at ease before we proceed with any type of dental procedure, even if it means scheduling multiple visits to help them acclimate.
We also partner with parents to educate them about their child's dental health and answer any questions parents have. This relationship is so crucial for helping children have the best experience possible at the dentist.
If it's time for your son or daughter's first or next dental appointment, we welcome your contact to our Ramsgate, NSW clinic.