Every Pleasant Hill parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a child’s dental health later in life. Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily want you to know that that couldn’t be further from the truth! At Veranda Dentistry, we are committed to giving our community access to reliable information on dental care, so here are the facts about why baby teeth matter.
Baby teeth, also known as deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, are a set of 20 teeth that will be in your child’s mouth for most of their childhood. Although baby teeth usually emerge at around 6 months, they begin forming in the womb as early as 16 weeks. By age 3, all Pleasant Hill children should have all 20 of their baby teeth. By age 13, all their permanent teeth (except for wisdom teeth) will have come in.
Your child’s primary teeth play a crucial role in their life. They may only be around for the first few years, but they set the stage for dental health and proper development in the future. Here’s what Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily would like every Pleasant Hill parent to know about primary teeth:
The best way to ensure lifelong dental health is to teach your kids about dental hygiene with consistent, but fun routines. Brush their teeth twice a day and floss them at least once a day. Most importantly, make sure to visit Dr. Chad and Dr. Emily when your baby’s first teeth emerge, and then twice a year after that for regular checkups and cleanings. At Veranda Dentistry, we love to help Pleasant Hill families maintain great oral health, so please contact us if you have any questions.
Please call us at (515) 650-5531 or fill out the form below to request an appointment.
Every Pleasant Hill parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact […]
We are open and here for you!
We appreciate your support during this time. We are excited to inform you that we are able to open our dental office for treatment effective May 18th, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and health!