1. Brushing habits
Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is the best way to avoid dental diseases, which can lead to tooth loss.
For adults this can reduce this risk of tooth movement and tooth loss, which is a common side effect of gum disease.
For children this can reduce the risk of early tooth loss due to tooth decay. Baby teeth are very important for maintaining the spaces needed for adult teeth to develop and erupt into the mouth.
2. Avoid thumb sucking and dummies
The pressure associated with sucking thumbs, fingers or dummies for a long pe- riod of time can lead to altering how the jaw and teeth develop. This can affect the shape of jaw and tooth positioning, which can cause the teeth to develop crooked and distort the appearance of the natural jaw shape.
3. Early intervention
Genetics play a major role in tooth and jaw development. Attending regular dental appointments will not only reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, but will also allow your dentist to observe and monitor the growth and development of the teeth and jaw and provide intervention as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns, or need to book an appointment, call Richardson dental surgery on 6862 1261.