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If you are a new parent, then learning all you can about your baby’s health is always a smart idea. Did you know, your child’s baby teeth are important and play a significant role in your child’s oral health throughout their life? Well, it’s true! To help you understand the importance of baby teeth, our dentist, Dr. Scott Chandler and our staff here at Silver Creek Dental, in Payson, Utah, is happy to give you some information that could help you understand your child’s oral health.

Baby teeth are essential to your child’s oral health and development. Teeth help children learn to talk and chew properly. Baby teeth, in particular, hold the jaw in place for the permanent teeth to grow in under the gums. This is important because your baby teeth are the foundation of your permanent teeth.

If the baby teeth are lost too early or suffer serious health problems, then your permanent teeth may not align in the proper place correctly and suffer serious health problems too. Cavities can lead to gum disease, and your child’s permanent teeth are inside the gums, which is why it is essential to take care of your child’s teeth. After your child’s first tooth appears, or after their first birthday, bring your child in for a dental checkup. Your dentist will be able to show you how to care for the baby teeth properly and can also help your child get comfortable at an early age with the dentist.

If you have questions about your child’s oral health and wonder if it’s time for your child to have a checkup, please call us today at 801-465-1810 to talk to our pediatric dentist. Our team is always happy to help you in any way we can.