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As parents, we all want the best for our kids. You take your new baby in for all kinds of regular checkups with a pediatrician in order to ensure good health and development. The same should go for the dentist, once your baby has teeth to take care of, at least. Here is why taking care your child’s teeth early is so important.

Some people think that primary, or baby teeth, are not terribly important since they end up falling out anyway. But in reality they are as important as permanent teeth. They are present from birth and generally start to appear between 6 months and 1 year. They help children eat, of course, but also play a role in learning to speak. In addition, they act as crucial placeholders for permanent teeth. If baby teeth are lost prematurely, permanent teeth can come in crookedly and even prevent others from coming in at all.

You should start regularly bringing your child in to Dr. Lyudmila Shur once his or her first tooth is visible. These important first visits are to help accustom your child to dental care, as well as to evaluate how teeth are erupting. We can also discuss cleaning strategies and any interventions that might need to be made.

At Dr. Shur Dental, we pride ourselves in providing top-quality early dental care. Taking proper care of your baby’s teeth can help ensure a lifetime of great oral health in the future. To schedule an appointment and to learn more about what your baby’s teeth need, please call our Lynnwood, WA, office today.