Aside from Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is one of the most revered childhood icons. Who doesn’t remember the thrill and excitement that came with losing a baby tooth? While losing baby teeth is a huge milestone for a child, some parents wonder about steps they need to take to ensure their child maintains good oral health and development.

Educating Your Children

At The Oasis Family Dental, we see losing a baby tooth as a great time to educate your child on a number of different oral development topics. We encourage you to bring your child in for a check-up around this time, so your Temecula dentist can ensure that your child’s progression into oral maturity is going well.

One thing you should consider is breaking your child of bad habits, such as thumb sucking and nail biting. Since these tendencies can cause your child’s adult teeth to buck or become misaligned, it’s important that you explain to them the consequences associated with these habits.

This is also a great time to reiterate the benefits of good oral hygiene. Showing your child the proper ways to brush and floss, at an early age, will encourage these habits throughout adulthood.

During this time, some children may feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the way they look. It’s important to explain to them that everyone goes through this stage in life, and it’s a completely normal part of their development.

Call For A Consultation

If you have any questions, or want to schedule an appointment, call our Temecula, CA dentist office at (951) 695-2290 to reserve an appointment.