We’re thrilled to have our sponsor, Dr.Sakai of Just for Kids Dentistry back to answer readers’ toothy questions. If you’ve ever wondered why you have to worry about baby teeth, I think you’ll enjoy this. If You have a question for Dr.Sakai, send it in!
Q: Baby teeth are the very first teeth to pop up in the mouth, and they fall out after just a few years to be replaced with an adult permanent tooth. So, if they are going to fall out and be replaced with a new tooth is it important to take good care of them?
A: Baby teeth are the predecessors of the permanent teeth, and they make room in the mouth for the permanent teeth to grow in properly. If the baby tooth is in bad shape with cavities and rot, then it is likely that the permanent tooth will also have cavities. The baby tooth paves the way for the permanent tooth to have room to come through the gum so it is important to take good care of baby teeth.
Keep them healthy by seeing Just for Kids Dentistry every six months for a check-up and cleaning, starting at the age of one year-although if you see something sooner, then make and appointment and have it checked out!
SFM Note: We love having Dr.Sakai and the Just for Kids Dentistry team as sponsors. They care for teeth and our community! Here’s a little PS from Dr.Sakai on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy!
Help! I’m going to Behind Bars for “good!” I have to raise may bail of $2,400 before lock up date October 24th. It’s all to Help fight Muscle Disease. You can help by going to the MDA Lock-up site! Click, “Support a jailbird,” and put in my name-
(Kevin Sakai) to make a donation. Just for Kids Dentistry thanks you!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with provided text. If you are looking for a great children’s dentist near Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, or Edgewood, Dr.Sakai is welcoming new patients at his convenient, River Road location. I do hope you’ll thank them for their sponsorship of Sounds Fun Mom when you call! Reach them at 253.200.2500 or head to their site here to fill out an easy, online form!