Your child’s baby teeth play an important role in nutrition because they enable your child to chew harder foods. As your child begins to interact with other children, their teeth become a major contributor to their appearance and self-esteem. Eventually, baby teeth serve as guides for the placement of adult teeth, which is why dental care is very important from the start.
Cavities in Children’s Teeth
National studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2. Still, a first visit to a dentist can be scary. It’s unfamiliar, and overheard conversations may have your child thinking a dental visit is always painful. You can put your child at ease in several ways.