Good oral hygiene is the most important tool we can teach our children. As soon as a child starts to develop teeth, at roughly about 6 months of age, a child will need something to soothe the eruption of these teeth through the gums. Usually, the first two teeth to erupt are the two bottom central incisors (the two bottom front teeth). Next, the top four front teeth emerge. After that, other teeth slowly begin to fill in, usually in pairs, one on each side of the upper or lower jaw, until all 20 teeth (10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw) have come in by the time the child is 2 ½ to 3 years old. The complete set of primary teeth are in the mouth from the age of 2 ½ to 3 years of age to 6 to 7 years of age.
It is during development of the first set of teeth that we should begin to take a closer look at the proper hygiene practice that will protect your child from developing future problems.
The importance of baby teeth
- aid in proper speech development
- reserve space for permanent counterparts
- give the face it’s normal appearance
- help attain good nutrition and help with a healthy start to future permanent teeth
It is for these reasons that starting proper good oral hygiene is essential for your child. Our team of dentists are here to aid in giving your child the start they need with the up most comprehensive treatment plan that will meet the individual needs of your child. Give our clinic a call and see what a difference we here at Strathcona Dental Works can do for you.