What You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

Posted by Gresham Family Dentistry on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Gresham Family Dentistry Offers the Best in Dentistry Services for the Whole Family

Gresham families can seek out the best in family dentistry services at Gresham Family Dentistry. Conveniently located in Gresham right off of NE Division Street, you won’t find a family dentistry in the area that offers the quality of professional, personalized care you’ll find at Gresham Family Dentistry!

As part of our family dentistry services, Gresham Family Dentistry wants to make sure that new parents know all that they need to know about their baby’s teeth. It is important, after all, to begin dental care routines as soon as your baby’s teeth begin to come in.

Why Taking Care of Baby Teeth is Important

New parents may not know the important job that baby teeth serve in the development of adult teeth. Firstly, baby teeth allow your child to learn basic tasks such as learn to chew, speak, and even smile.

Baby teeth are useful in more ways than these “surface level” examples, though. A baby’s teeth literally hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. When baby teeth are lost too early it can causes issues later as permanent teeth come in. The permanent teeth can mistakenly drift into the empty space, which makes it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can lead to teeth being crooked and crowded – issues that will have to be addressed and fixed later.

Dental Care Starts as Soon as the Baby’s Teeth Come In

Gresham Family Dentistry’s childrens dentistry services are useful for even little babies who have just gotten their first tooth. Caring for a baby’s teeth as they come in benefits their dental health in the future. As soon as your baby grows her first tooth, it is time to bring her in for a dental checkup.

A baby’s teeth first begin to show up between 6 months and 1 year. Most children will have a full set of 20 primary baby teeth by the time they reach the age of three. During early check-ups, your dentist can check for cavities and other problems, show you the proper way to clean your child’s teeth, and offer advice on how to handle habits like thumb sucking. Start your baby off with the best in family dentistry services at Gresham Family Dentistry.

Gresham Family Dentistry Aids Parents in Caring for Baby Teeth

Be proactive about your oral health – schedule an appointment today for an oral checkup for your baby with Gresham Family Dentistry. At Gresham Family Dentistry, our priority is your comfort. We provide quality dental services for the entire family including sedation dentistry, childrens dentistry, oral surgery, dental cleanings, and more!

Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

To schedule a visit, contact us or call 503-661-2600.


Categories: Baby Teeth, Childrens Dental

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