Baby Teeth Are Important!

  • July 20, 2015

    Baby Teeth Are Important!

    Healthy teeth are important; this includes not just adult teeth, but also baby teeth. Many people still believe that baby teeth aren’t as important as they will fall out and be replaced by adult teeth. However, children need strong healthy baby teeth to chew and speak clearly and some baby teeth stay around till at least 12 years of age! There are so many sites that offer information about preventing tooth decay and as a dentist, I recommend to people that they look at reputable sites such as the Australian Dental Association. I often find that videos are a great way of educating, so check out this fantastic video…

    Protecting Tiny Teeth

    Protecting Tiny Teeth” is an online digital resource and is narrated by renowned science personality ‘Dr. Karl’ Kruszelnicki. He explains the importance of introducing good eating habits from a very early age, how and why tooth decay occurs as well as how fluoride works to fight tooth decay and repair damage to tiny teeth.

    I was going to write a summary of the messages, but Joanne Keath wrote a fantastic article on her blog so please take a look at what she said. And while you are on her website, check out her cool children’s toothbrushes.

    Please note: As of reviewing this article in June 2020, Joanne’s website is no longer online.

    Speak to a dentist

    Often it is good to speak to a dental professional directly, and if you live in Perth, there is a great opportunity coming up.

    From 31 July to 2 August 2015, the huge annual Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo will be held in Perth.

    I am pleased to be part of the Australian Dental Association (WA Branch) Oral Health Committee and we will have a stall at the expo manned by dentists and dental students ready to answer your questions, have a look at your children’s teeth, and offer practical and sensible advice. Please come and visit us – we look forward to seeing you there!