Taking care of baby teeth

Baby teeth provide an important foundation for an adult smile.

So, parents need to be pro-active when it comes to their children's teeth.

Dentists recommend kids have their first check-up at six to
twelve months, after their first tooth appears.

Even though baby teeth are only temporary, it is important to avoid cavities. Pediatric dentist Dr. Kaneta Lott says, “If the infection goes through the baby tooth it can infect the permanent tooth before the permanent tooth even forms.”

Doctor Lott uses sealants on some children's teeth to protect them from decay.

She says sealants, combined with fluoride treatments and regular check-ups, offer the best protection for young teeth.

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