At Tiny Teeth of Dublin, we are all about making sure that your child’s teeth are developing and growing correctly, and providing the most comprehensive dental care possible. That’s why we do growth and development checks at each appointment to ensure your child’s mouth is growing and developing for optimum health !
What is a growth and development check?
We truly care about how your child is growing and want to make sure their teeth are healthy and will continue to be at every stage of life. The initial growth and development of your child’s teeth will affect their dental structure and health into adulthood. To ensure that everything is ship shape, we will do a growth and development check at each appointment. This check simply consists of Dr. Pagé monitoring the development of your child’s teeth and bite. This includes structural integrity and making sure that your child’s teeth are getting the nutrients they need to grow strong!
What are the different stages my child’s teeth will go through?
Once your infant’s baby teeth start pushing through the gums between 6 and 12 months old, you will need to bring them to a dentist. Seeing a dentist early in the development of the teeth is essential, because the purpose of the baby teeth is to hold a spot for the adult set that will develop a few years later. If the baby teeth aren’t growing in properly, the adult teeth probably will not either. Once your child begins to lose their baby teeth and the adult teeth begin to erupt, it is important for Dr. Pagé to see your child regularly, so she can catch any potential issues before they progress. Since your child’s permanent teeth are the teeth they’ll have for the remainder of their life, it is important that their development is closely monitored. At Tiny Teeth of Dublin, we want to address issues as early as possible so we can avoid what could become a more complicated concern if neglected.
We also offer dental sealants for when your child’s permanent molars grow in, which will protect the chewing surface of the teeth from decay and cavities. Dental development is extremely important and will affect your child’s dental health for their entire life. Schedule an appointment today so we can assess the health of your child’s mouth and keep them strong and pearly white!