Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with teeth in children.
Milk teeth act as space maintainers in the mouth. If milk teeth are removed too early, the permanent teeth from behind drift forward and occupy the space left by the extracted teeth leading to poor alignment. Milk teeth also help in expansion of the jaw.
Impart good oral habits like brushing early enough. Gradually teach them good brushing techniques and ensure you change the toothbrush after every three months or when the bristles begin to bend. Brushing can be introduced between the ages of 1 to 2 years. It is equally important to introduce babies to dental visits around the same age. At that age, no procedures are done and this helps them not to associate dental visits with pain hence better co-operation in future. It is equally important to have annual visits for diagnosis of dental conditions in the early stages and for early intervention.