Are baby teeth really important?
Absolutely! Though baby teeth will eventually fall out, the front baby teeth do not start to fall out, on average, until around age 6. The last of the baby teeth will not fall out until around age 12. Your child needs their baby teeth in order to eat properly. They also need their baby teeth to help maintain the space for their permanent teeth and to help guide their permanent teeth into the proper place. Children who are experiencing pain cannot concentrate in school and can have difficulty maintaining proper nutrition.
We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. We request that preschool age children be seen in the morning because they are fresher, and we can spend more time with the child to enable a more positive appointment. Children who require more extensive work should be seen in the morning for the same reason. Dental appointments are an excused absence from school. Missing school can be kept to a minimum when regular dental care is continued.
We request that the guardian accompanying the child to the appointment remains at the office throughout the duration of the appointment. If this is not possible, we will reschedule the appointment.