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As a parent, you’re concerned with your child’s development. You pay attention to things such as whether he or she is walking and talking on schedule. Your child’s development in those areas should be high priorities for you, but no less important than those is the development of your child’s teeth. It is highly recommended that children have their first orthodontic screening by age 7, so their teeth can be assessed for any potential issues in terms of their development. Although many children will need some kind of orthodontic treatment in their lives to ensure their permanent teeth come in straight and are healthy, prevention remains the best cure for most dental issues.
Ensuring your child’s teeth develop properly is a big responsibility for a parent, because any dental problems in childhood can lead to more serious problems in adulthood if they are not cared for correctly. Fortunately, there are many ways parents can help guide their children to a healthy lifestyle and teach them to properly take care of their teeth. The accompanying checklist details many of the most important steps parents can take for their children’s teeth at each major stage of their development. With that in mind, review this list and ensure that you’re doing all you can to help your child’s teeth develop the right way. Use these tips in the checklist below created by Burrow Orthodontics for more information on proper care.