Give Your Child’s Permanent Teeth the Space They Need

Give Your Child’s Permanent Teeth the Space They Need

February 26, 2019

Not every parent knows but milk teeth play an important role in developing the upcoming permanent teeth. It is important to have regular check-ups from SmileUp Dentistry or any dentist near you. When new teeth start coming, they require proper space which is created by milk teeth shifting from their place. When milk teeth don’t shift, or don’t allow new teeth to take their place easily, it makes the new permanent teeth come in crooked or different positions.

Space maintainers can be used to protect the gap

Your permanent teeth need space and hence, space maintainers vacant that space for them. It also comes in two types- one is removable and another one is fixed. Most of the parents prefer the fixed ones, knowing how children could easily lose the removable ones. It has following mentioned applications for the children’s teeth-

  • Provides space to new upcoming teeth
  • Stops the existing teeth from moving towards the vacant space

Customized space maintainers offer an ideal fit for your child’s mouth

These space maintainers are customized in nature because of which you don’t need to get the whole set.

  • If you lose one tooth, then only one tooth container needs to be at the place
  • For multiple teeth, you can customize accordingly

Caring for space maintainers

Most parents are concerned about how to take care of the space containers themselves while their children are playing or are at school-

  • You don’t need to do much. Just continue performing the usual tasks like brushing and flossing
  • Saltwater can be used to heal gums and kill bacteria more efficiently

Knowing when to remove space maintainers

The dentist is the expert in this case. So when you feel that new teeth are starting to erupt, contact SmileUp Dentistry or a dentist near you. They can guide you with their expertise and tell you what you need to do. This helps you in getting the right shaped teeth at the right place and you get your perfect smile too.

Most of the time, parents don’t give much attention to their child’s milk teeth. They need to keep these words in their mind- “don’t be tempted to ignore missing baby teeth” because it leads to many problems in the future such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth and so on. You, as a parent, should complete your responsibilities and provide your children with perfect teeth and smile which they deserve. So immediately contact SmileUp Dentistry or a dentist near you to get the right treatment.

Dr. Sonya Reddy received her education at the prestigious NYU College Of Dentistry, where she also received special training in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Reddy is a member of the American Cosmetic Dentists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and a SMART certified and accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology.