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Why are childrens teeth important?


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It’s a common misconception that it doesn’t really matter about your childs primary dentition. They’re just baby teeth and they fall out after all, right?

Poor dental health in children with deciduous (baby) teeth can lead to so many issues later in life. It’s so important that we teach our children how to look after their teeth from a young age as this develops health habits for life. Poor oral health in young children can also affect the adult teeth that are waiting patiently to come through. This is why we offer Denplan for Children, as we want to help them down the right path with regards to caring for their teeth. Plus, I don’ think the tooth fairy takes many rotten teeth.

So why is it important that we bring our children to the dentist regulary and why dental health is so important?

  1. Prevent cavities: Children who maintain good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, are less likely to develop cavities. Healthy teeth are crucial for proper speech development, chewing food, and overall well-being.
  2. Promote good overall health: Poor oral health has been linked to various systemic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. By teaching children good oral hygiene habits from a young age, you are setting them up for better overall health outcomes.
  3. Prevent dental problems: Regular dental check-ups can help detect and address any dental issues early on, preventing the need for more extensive and costly treatments in the future. This can also help alleviate any dental anxiety or fear children may have about visiting the dentist.
  4. Develop healthy habits: Teaching children the importance of dental health sets a foundation for lifelong healthy habits. By instilling good oral hygiene practices early on, children are more likely to continue these habits into adulthood, reducing the risk of developing dental issues later in life.
  5. Boost self-esteem: Having a healthy smile can boost a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Proper dental care can help prevent issues like bad breath, tooth decay, and missing teeth, which can impact a child’s self-image and social interactions.

Overall, dental health in children is crucial for their overall well-being, development, and future oral health. By prioritizing dental health at a young age, you are setting the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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