Having a child can be overwhelming at times. There are so many different variables that parents need to take into consideration when raising a healthy child. Teeth to brush, immunizations to keep up on, schooling to consider, not to mention all of the daily tasks like feeding them nutritious meals three times a day.
Add to that the scheduling of everything from sports to doctor visits and dental cleanings, and it can feel like you never have a moment to breathe.
All of these things are important, though, and we're here to help lighten your load a little. Scheduling regular teeth cleanings and checkups with our office can help you take some of the worry out of your child's oral health care.
Does It Matter If Baby Teeth Are Crooked?
We get this question often. Why would a parent be concerned about crooked baby teeth if they're just going to fall out eventually anyway? Because appearance is not the only thing affected by crooked teeth. While it can be genetic, other causes may include premature tooth loss, facial injury, thumb sucking or prolonged pacifier use. And the problems crooked teeth can cause for young children are many.
Children with crooked baby teeth are at a higher risk for periodontal disease. When the teeth are crooked, it's harder to brush and floss properly and plaque can build up and cause a myriad of problems. Improper brushing leads to things like bad breath, and crooked teeth can cause chewing difficulties and excessive tooth wear for your child. In addition to the overall decrease in your child's health, crooked teeth can also lead to low self-esteem.
There are many ways that we can help your child have a straighter smile, even with baby teeth. If you're noticing any of the complications we've mentioned, please give our office a call today. We're here to help!