They’re Not Just Baby Teeth!
Many people don’t understand the importance of baby teeth. Primary teeth are necessary for children to chew and speak properly. They also hold the space for the permanent teeth to come in. If a primary tooth is lost too early, a permanent tooth can drift into the empty space. This makes it difficult for other permanent teeth to properly erupt into the mouth.
It is important to remember that cavities are contagious! The bacteria (usually Streptococcus mutans) can be transmitted from one person to another and from one tooth to another. If a primary tooth has an untreated cavity or infection, it can spread to the adjacent teeth and cause unnecessary damage.
Dr. Su Will Discuss With You:
- Child’s diet
- Child’s medical history
- Hygiene practices
- Fluoride use
- Child’s risk for cavities
- How to prevent trauma
- Development of teeth
- Teething and bite
- Oral habits (pacifier or thumbsucking)
- Bottle-feeding / breastfeeding habits
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Meet The Doctor
Meet Dr. Brittany Su
Born and raised in Orange County, California, Dr. Brittany Su has always had a love for people, especially children. In everything she does, Dr. Su desires to not only personally excel but also empower and encourage others to their fullest potentials. When not actively serving her patients, Dr. Su enjoys time with her husband and fur babies, Apollo and Theo!Learn more
How to Prevent Cavities
Effective oral hygiene:
Make sure that your child brushes every morning and night for two minutes. If their teeth are touching, they should be flossing every night.
Visit the dentist every 6 months:
Children with an established dental home have fewer cavities.
Protective sealants can help prevent cavities on the chewing surface of your child’s adult molars.
Feeling Nervous About Your Baby's Appointment?
Dr. Su understands that many parents are hesitant about their baby’s first dental visit due to anxiety or fears. As a fellow mother of her own daughter, Dr. Su can relate and will help provide you the emotional and physical support needed in caring for your child’s oral health. Prevention is prioritized here at Kids Dental Crew, but if treatment is needed due to decay, Dr. Su will discuss all your options including levels of anesthesia and sedation to help treat your little one in the best and most comfortable manner possible.