We are pleased to welcome children to our dental practice starting at age three because, at this stage, they typically have all their baby teeth. It's crucial to protect baby or primary teeth from decay, even though they will eventually be lost.
The Role Baby Teeth Play
Baby teeth hold space for permanent teeth developing underneath them in the jawbone. As the roots of baby teeth dissolve or resorb, the crown of the permanent tooth starts to form in the space.
If a baby tooth is lost too soon, the space starts to close, and permanent teeth no longer have an opening. They can come in at odd angles, leading to tooth misalignment and the eventual need for orthodontic treatment.
Dental Care As Your Child Grows
As your child grows and their dental needs change, we'll be there for them every step of the way. Prevention is a crucial part of children's dentistry, and we recommend exams and cleanings every six months as we do for adults.
Our hygienist will also work with you and your child to provide nutritional guidance and reinforce good oral hygiene habits. We also offer dental sealants and fluoride applications to keep their teeth strong and healthy.
Schedule Your Child's First Dental Visit
If it's time for your toddler's first dental visit, or you have an older child who's due for an exam and teeth cleaning, please call us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to welcoming them to our Troy, OH, dental office!