Hi, I am Dr. Michael Neeley, a general dentist practicing in Dallas, TX. At our office we try our best to educate our patients about different dental problems and offer all the treatment options available and help them make the best decision. Our goal is to help you keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.
In this session, I’ll show you the step-by-step approach of:
- How to prevent child cavities in your kids’ mouth
- How to help your child develop strong teeth that can resist cavities
- How to develop good oral hygiene habits to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime
To understand this topic better, it’s necessary that you get a general idea of the eruption pattern of baby and adult teeth.
Baby’s first tooth erupts around the age of 4-8 months and usually all 20 baby teeth are in the mouth by the age of 3 years. Babies will keep these teeth until around the age of 6. Permanent or adult teeth start erupting around the age of 6 and they replace all the baby teeth by the age of 12 or 13. Lastly the 3rd molars may erupt somewhere between ages of 16 to 20 or may not erupt if they are impacted (stuck behind the molars or in the bone)
Fluoride & Its Role in Prevention