"Baby teeth fall out anyway. So why bother taking good care of them?"
Kids dentists and family dentists get asked this question all the time. Here are six reasons why parents should begin caring for their baby’s teeth as early:
* Placeholders for permanent teeth - Baby teeth are place holders for permanent teeth. So the decay and loss of baby teeth can deform the mouth permanently. So if you are worried about your child having great teeth later in life, you need to take good care of baby teeth.
* Important for nutrition - Primary teeth will help babies and children in chewing and biting for a number of years, until they develop permanent teeth. So their early loss could interfere with your child’s nutrition.
* Healthy development and self confidence - Healthy teeth are necessary for the development of normal speech and appearance, both of which are important to your child’s self confidence. When a child has rotten, faulty or missing teeth she cannot speak clearly or smile and laugh with abandon. If she feels the need to keep quiet, cover her mouth while talking or be careful while smiling or laughing aloud, she will not feel good about herself; especially when she sees other kids do not have the same setbacks.
* Give them a good start - Painful teeth and gums can lead to loss of concentration. Kids can miss school due to toothache and other issues. Both these can interfere with their educational attainments.
* Good dental habits are developed early - If baby gets used to brushing her teeth early, she is well on her way to developing positive dental habits during childhood, teen years and into adulthood.
* Earlier you begin with dental care, the better - Younger babies are more malleable than older ones and more open to new experiences. They are also likely to be less stubborn than older babies. So, it is best to start baby dental care routines early, even when the baby cannot hold her own tooth brush steadily or do it on her own.
Now you have six great reasons to motivate you take good care of your little one’s brand new baby teeth.
You can read more about dental care for babies, children and adolescents in the Freefinder consumer section.