They’re only baby teeth……

Home » Pediatrics » They’re only baby teeth……
young girl dental patient at Drews Dental in Lewiston, Maine

Patient Question: “Why do you want to fill baby teeth? They will fall out anyway.”

Dr. Drews’s Answer: “I can understand why you would wonder about that. It is confusing when some of the teeth we call baby teeth may stay in a child’s mouth until he’s 12. While it is true that baby teeth do eventually come out, it is also true that they are important to your child in the meantime. Your son needs his baby teeth to speak clearly, eat comfortably, and smile for his school pictures. Also, his baby teeth are holding space for his permanent teeth. If one is lost, the others shift into the empty space. This often means a crooked smile in a child’s future. An investment in treatment now will save your son from dental problems down the road, including possible infection and discomfort.”

peter's signature

Related Posts:

  • “Come on, it’ll be FUN!” Our #MannequinChallenge

    “Come on, it’ll be FUN!” Our #MannequinChallenge

    For those of you who may not be familiar with the Mannequin Challenge, and perhaps wondered if your favorite dental office had lost their minds when we posted a video of the team holding various crazy poses last week, allow me to share a little background. The Mannequin Challenge (#Mannequin Challenge) is a viral internet…

    Read more

  • “How Much is a Crown Going To Cost?”

    “How Much is a Crown Going To Cost?”

    My wife was at the hairdresser last week and overheard a conversation in the next chair between a stylist and client who was lamenting her self-diagnosed ‘soft teeth.’ She stated how unfair it was that her husband did not have the same affliction and, even worse, that there was nothing she could do about it…

    Read more