A healthy set of baby teeth is particularly important, and it is important to remember that milk teeth can also have holes! Therefore, it is essential to avoid caries in the primary dentition or to treat them early. The milk teeth are an important spaceholder for permanent teeth and should be in place and healthy for as long as nature intended. Untreated cavities in primary teeth can also lead to increased susceptibility to infection or sleep disturbance.
Children require special attention to become comfortable with the environment of a dental practice, which can often best start with just a simple routine examination. Friendly, playful discussions with the dentist and staff are also helpful in developing a healthy attitude toward professional dental care – which can yield a lifetime of benefits. Early checkups and better tooth care from an early age can help to avoid the future difficulties which can arise from poor practices at home or delayed visits to the dentist!