Every San Antonio parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on a child’s dental health later in life. Dr. Holly Lane, DDS wants you to know that that couldn’t be further from the truth! At Holly R. Lane, DDS we are committed to giving our community access to reliable information on dental care, so here are the facts about why baby teeth matter.
Baby teeth, also known as deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, are a set of 20 teeth that will be in your child’s mouth for most of their childhood. Although baby teeth usually emerge at around 6 months, they begin forming in the womb as early as 16 weeks. By age 3, all San Antonio children should have all 20 of their baby teeth. By age 13, all their permanent teeth (except for wisdom teeth) will have come in.
Your child’s primary teeth play a crucial role in their life. They may only be around for the first few years, but they set the stage for dental health and proper development in the future. Here’s what Dr. Lane would like every San Antonio parent to know about primary teeth:
The best way to ensure lifelong dental health is to teach your kids about dental hygiene with consistent, but fun routines. Brush their teeth twice a day and floss them at least once a day. Most importantly, make sure to visit Dr. Lane when your baby’s first teeth emerge, and then twice a year after that for regular checkups and cleanings. We love to help San Antonio families maintain great oral health, so please give us a call if you have any questions.
14400 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78247
At the office of Holly R. Lane, DDS, we believe making quality dental care convenient is important in keeping our patients' smiles happy and healthy. We work with you to find an appointment time that fits into your schedule.
*We are only open the 2nd Friday of each month