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Are you curious to know more about baby teeth? If so, we are thrilled to help you! Baby teeth are extremely important, and the more you know about them, the better. So, to help you better understand the details about baby teeth, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

When do baby teeth come in?
Baby teeth typically come in when your baby is about 6 months to 1 year old. However, your child should have a full smile by the time they are 3 years old.

Why do baby teeth matter?
Baby teeth are more important than you might realize. They play a huge roll in your child’s oral health by giving your child the ability to chew and speak and by guiding the permanent teeth into place. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, the other permanent teeth can grow into the empty space and cause major crowding.

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?
The American Dental Association strongly suggests bringing your child into our office for their first checkup 6 months after their first tooth has erupted and no later than your child’s first birthday. This appointment will help you know more about proper oral hygiene for baby teeth and it will also give your dentist the chance to check for tooth decay and other dental issues.

For more information about baby teeth, we encourage you to call Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today at 419.605.9818 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael O'Neill. We are happy to meet with you and tell you all you need to know about baby teeth. We look forward to your call!