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                    Mitchel P. House III, D.M.D., P.C.

Family and General Dentistry
        404.315.8499
      

Children's Dentistry
 
What about preventative care?
Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand in hand. Our office is most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child's teeth. Sealants are a tooth-colored acrylic "coating” that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child's lifetime of good oral health.

Cavity prevention:

Most of the time cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their foods, the longer the residue stays on their teeth, the greater the chances of getting cavities.

Tooth Development
The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice these teeth when your baby is about 6-8 months old. Next to follow will be the 4 upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby's teeth will appear periodically. They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2 1/2 years old. Around 2 1/2 years old your child should have all 20 teeth. Between the ages of 5 and 6 the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don't. Don't worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.