While it is a fact that baby teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth, parents should not wait for the adult teeth to come out before caring for their children's teeth and practicing good dental habits.
Sadly, while information on the need to care more for baby teeth and address tooth decay immediately are readily accessible nowadays, many parents are still too relaxed and unconcerned about the condition of their kid's baby teeth.
They fail to realize that decaying baby teeth can significantly impact the health and condition of the permanent teeth that are about to erupt.
Effects of Baby Teeth Cavities on Permanent Teeth
If you're a parent of a toddler who also tends to be too relaxed since baby teeth are temporary anyway, you can visit our office so we can discuss with you in detail the implications of poor dental habits at this early stage.
While it is understandable that you do not know the intricate details about the relationship and connection between your child's temporary and permanent teeth, you just have to realize at the onset that they are greatly connected than you think.
If your child has baby cavities that are left unaddressed, the bacteria in the cavities will multiply and travel to various areas of the mouth including underneath the gums where an adult tooth is developing. When this happens, the bacteria can hamper the permanent tooth's development. In case it survives, the adult tooth may appear malformed, stained, or discolored.
Ultimately, you should never leave your child's dental health to chance because if you do so, it may be too late and your child will suffer the consequences until adulthood. We are always open to help you learn more about caring for your child's dental needs. Call our office today so we can see your child and assess his or her dental needs, both immediate and in the future.