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Fact or Fiction Quiz: Baby Teeth

Properly caring for your child’s teeth can seem overwhelming, but as your children’s dentistry in Orlando, we’re here to help! The American Dental Association separated a few facts from fiction regarding your baby’s teeth, and we’d like to share some of those with you here:

Fact or Fiction: Baby teeth are important.

Fact! While you might think otherwise because baby teeth will eventually fall out, your baby’s teeth are placeholders for their permanent adult teeth. Premature loss of baby teeth can result in problems down the road.

Fact or Fiction: Babies get fevers when teething.

Fiction! Your baby should not develop a fever when teething. If your baby has a fever, his or her baby teeth are not the culprit.

Fact or Fiction: Diluting juice is better for your child’s teeth.

Fiction! Your child’s teeth are still at risk of decay when drinking watered-down juice. He or she should drink water after drinking juice to wash away residual sugar, and of course brush their teeth at least twice a day.

At the Pediatric Dentistry of Central Florida we take pride in serving as your children’s dentistry in Orlando. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and to begin your child’s comprehensive dental care.

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