In February we concentrate on children’s teeth. Here is a blog I wrote in 2011 about Children’s Dental Health!
Bruce Sexton DDS, Wayland, Michigan Family Dentistry
I’m sure many of us have heard that phrase before. To me it means children deserve consideration. They are an important and necessary part of our lives. That thought leads me to my point this month: Baby Teeth are Teeth Too! They also are an important and necessary part of our lives that deserve consideration. Because primary teeth (baby teeth) are eventually replaced by permanent teeth, many people don’t realize that primary teeth are very important for a child’s long-term dental health.
Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food. Cavities and tooth loss can make it impossible for a child to eat properly. This can affect his or her overall level of health. Speech development can also be affected by premature tooth loss. In addition, lost teeth can also lower a child’s self-esteem during the important formative years.
BRUCE SEXTON, DDS
145 SOUTH MAIN STREET, WAYLAND, MI 49348