• "Is it okay if I don't let my baby brush regularly, since his baby teeth will fall out eventually?"

    Find out what our expert has to say.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • Definitely not says Lydia Co-Hao, D.M.D., a dentist who holds a private clinic in Manila. Baby teeth or milk teeth eventually do fall out, but they serve as “guides to the positioning of permanent teeth.” Not brushing regularly will cause baby teeth to develop tooth decay or cavities and lead them to fall out prematurely. If this happens, the positions of his permanent teeth will suffer, and your child may need to wear braces when he gets older.


     
    SOURCES:

    Lydia Co-Hao, D.M.D., dentist, Binondo, Manila

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