With over 120 practices, Kool Smiles strives to provide quality dental care to children throughout the U.S. But when it comes to the dental care of children, there are a number of misconceptions. In this article, Kool Smiles puts children’s dental care under investigation to dispel many of the myths surrounding the topic.
Investigating Dental Myths
Below are some of the most common misconceptions parents have about their children’s teeth, and the results of Kool Smiles’ investigation.
Myth #1: There’s no need to brush or floss baby teeth because they will just fall out anyway.
Kool Smiles investigation: Even though baby teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth, it is still important to take proper care of baby (or “primary”) teeth. Any health issues with baby teeth can interfere with the correct spacing and alignment of the adult teeth that follow. The decay from a primary tooth can be passed onto the permanent tooth that follows and the bacteria can even spread to the rest of the body and cause additional health issues.