From the moment you know you’re expecting a child, you can start taking steps that will have a positive impact on the future health of their teeth. (You can read more about this stage of your baby’s development in our pregnancy section.)
Even though a baby’s first teeth don’t come through (or ‘erupt’) until they are about six months old, these primary teeth will have usually developed before they are born. While good nutrition is an important fundamental to building strong healthy teeth, daily oral care is also required once the teeth begin to appear. And because prevention is better than cure (and also less costly), a visit to your Holistic Dental practitioner early in life is a good way to be sure that your child’s teeth, mouth and gums are all developing correctly.
Early dental care is also very important because the condition and health of your child’s teeth affects their ability to eat solid foods and can impact their speech development and facial appearance.