Emergency dentistry could be necessary for children who do not have an established teeth cleaning routine from a young age, one expert has warned.
Dr Tom Turner described how baby teeth are as important as permanent ones and stated that it is vital parents clean their offspring’s mouth regularly, Wisconsin Business Source reports.
He remarked: “Tooth decay in baby teeth can enter the underlying bone structure. If the baby teeth fall out too early, there can be major problems for the subsequent permanent teeth.”
The news provider noted how findings in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry showed one in five children in the US suffer from tooth decay by the age of three.
Dr Turner explained preventing youngster’s teeth from rotting is simple if people are just aware of the importance of good oral care.
The Korea Times recently reported that using stem cells in baby teeth could be an effective treatment to build up bone density in weak jaws in preparation for dental implants.