At 1300 Great Smile, we offer a full range of dental services. While many take their children to a pediatric dentist, we believe it is better to take them to a dentist who will continue their service when they are adults. That way, your child gets continuous service in the same office through adulthood. We currently have offices in Perth and Joondalup, convenient to many suburbs in the Perth area.
Why Care for Baby Teeth if They Just Fall Out Anyway?
This is a question we get a lot. Many people tend to trivialise baby teeth because they aren’t permanent. They see them as “disposable.” Unfortunately, that approach can lead to a world of problems when the child becomes an adult.
Why Baby Teeth are Important
Baby teeth are responsible for allowing your child to chew and eat correctly and efficiently. More importantly, they provide the spaces for the adult teeth to grow into. They also serve as guideposts to push the permanent teeth into what will be their proper positions when they are fully grown.
Baby teeth are also important in fostering the correct growth of facial bones and facial muscles. If baby teeth are deformed or missing for any length of time, they can cause deformities in the facial bones and uneven development in facial muscles. This can have severe social consequences, from school through adulthood.
Baby teeth also help your child develop normal speech patterns. This is also important socially.
The bottom line: baby teeth affect your child’s appearance, for better or worse, for their entire lives. You want them to be as attractive as possible.
Diseases and Conditions Related to Poor Baby Teeth
Early childhood tooth decay, or caries, can cause the following diseases and conditions: iron deficiency anemia, malnutrition, eating disorders, failure to thrive and obesity.
Call a Pediatric Dentist Today
To put your child on the path to having healthy teeth for a lifetime, call(08) 9404 9500 today.