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Answers to Fun Quiz

 

How much you know about baby teeth?

 

1.  A. 6 years old

 

2.  A.  by the time his or her first teeth erupts and not later than their first birthdate

 

3.  C.  20 

 

4.  A. 1 year old

 

5.  B.  every 6 months

 

6.  B.  twice a day 

 

 

Thank you for participating in the fun quiz.  If you would like more information about how to care for baby teeth you can visit www.AAPD.org  (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)

 

Education: Dental Health and Diet

Dental Health and Nutrition can complement each other if you choose foods that are good for the entire body, including teeth. A healthy diet is a balanced diet that naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. A balanced diet includes the following major food groups: fruit, vegetables, grains, meat, beans, and milk.

 

Education: Space Maintainers

Sometimes a child may lose a baby tooth too early due to decay or injury. When this happens the other baby teeth may shift in order to fill the gap. When a tooth is lost to early, the Pediatric Dentist may recommend a space maintainer to prevent future space loss and other dental problems. The Pediatric Dentist can stop the shift of teeth with the use of a space maintainer. The space maintainer holds open the area left by a lost tooth by keeping the teeth beside the spot in place.

Education: Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. Some forms are, fingers, hands or items such as a pacifier. Most children stop thumb-sucking on their own at the age 2 to 4.Prolonged thumb-sucking may cause the teeth to become improperly aligned and push the teeth outward. This can affect the way the child’s teeth bite together. As well as the growth of the jaw and the bones that supports the teeth. The Pediatric Dentist may  recommend ways to change the behavior, including a mouth appliance that interferes with the sucking habit.