Early Tooth Loss and Space Maintenance

Posted on : 18-10-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children, Oral Health

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Baby teeth aren’t just for chewing. Each one also acts as a guide for the eruption of the permanent tooth that replaces it. If a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide. It can drift or erupt into the wrong position in the mouth. Neighboring teeth also can move or tilt into the space. This means that there may not be enough space for the permanent tooth to come in.Dentists call baby teeth primary or deciduous teeth.

Dummy and Thumb Sucking

Posted on : 12-05-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children

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Sucking a dummy or fingers is thought to be a normal act in young children. However, many parents are unaware of the negative effects of dummies on their child’s mouth and teeth.