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Common Misconceptions About Kids' Teeth

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Nancy Shiba DDS
Common Misconceptions About Kids' TeethIf you are a first-time parent, you should know that there are so many misconceptions about kids' teeth. Therefore, you should put your fears aside and be ready to relearn some things that you have already been told about kids' teeth. First of all, you should know that keeping your child's teeth healthy is essential as it will help them grow without many oral complications. This means that you should also be willing to learn everything there is to know about kids' teeth. Some of the most common misconceptions you will hear from random people are:

Baby Teeth Are Not Important

Many people already believe that baby or primary teeth are unnecessary since they will eventually fall out. This is not true because baby teeth play many roles, especially in chewing food. Your baby needs essential vitamins and minerals to grow well, and if their teeth are not strong enough to chew some foods, they will miss out on essential nutrients. Healthy teeth also provide your baby with a healthy smile and prevent oral infections.

There Is No Need of Brushing Baby Teeth

Do not fail to brush your baby's teeth because of this myth. Baby teeth need to be cleaned as soon as they begin coming out. This will help prevent early cavities, decay, and gum problems. Kids are fond of taking too much sugar, and if you fail to brush their teeth, acidic bacteria will multiply in their mouth, causing cavities.

It is Okay to Take Your Kids to A General Dentist

While we know that general dentists do a good job when it comes to improving the health of our teeth and gums, it is crucial to take your child to a pediatric dentist. This is because pediatric dentists have specialized in children and know what is best for your baby.

Improve Your Child's Smile Today

If your child needs to see a pediatric dentist, you are welcome to our dental clinic to have their teeth inspected. Our care providers will also tell you what you need to know about your child's teeth.

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