Baby Teeth Issues
Baby teeth are the very first set of teeth that grow in a baby’s mouth.
Identifying baby tooth symptoms is essential for guaranteeing your child’s oral health is properly cared for during this important developmental stage.
Our Dublin dental specialists will offer guidance handle baby teeth problems with utmost sensitivity and kindness. Call us now!
Our Priority Is Taking Care
of Your Child's Baby Teeth
Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, appear in a baby’s mouth when the child is about 6 months old. By the age of 3, most children will have all of their teeth.
Common baby teething symptoms include drooling, irritability, difficulty sleeping, gum swelling and tenderness, fussiness, and a slight increase in body temperature.
Although baby teeth usually develop without any issues, there are times when problems can arise.
- Tooth decay
- Eruption problems
- Early loss
- Inherited defects
Addressing these problems early on is essential as they can have a detrimental effect on the growth of permanent teeth and can cause adverse long-term oral health issues.
If you are worried about your baby’s oral health, our skilled dental experts in Dublin can give expert advise and care!
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s important to establish good oral hygiene habits early on, such as brushing and flossing the baby’s teeth, and limiting sugary foods and drinks. These practices can help prevent a wide variety of dental issues later in life.
If your child has a baby tooth injury, it is important to take appropriate action and book a dentist appointment to ensure that the tooth is properly cared for and to minimize the risk of further damage or infection.
Yes, baby teeth are very important as they are the first permanent teeth. Some issues such as decay or loss can negatively affect their development and cause future problems such as misalignment, bite problems or too much separation in the permanent teeth.
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IMPROVED TOOTH GROWTH
Taking care of baby teeth is important as they help keep spaces in the jaw for permanent teeth when they come in.
IMPROVED ORAL FUNCTION
Restorative care for decayed baby teeth can reinforce and improve oral function by permitting normal biting, chewing and speaking activity. This is beneficial to both comfort and oral hygiene.
PRIMARY TEETH PRESERVATION
Early treatment of any baby tooth issues can help preserve them until they’re naturally lost and prevent the loss of primary teeth.
Healing child tooth issues can help prevent or cure infections, lowering the risk of further complications.
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