Watch out for tooth decay: milk teeth also need careful care

The first teeth also need care. Baby teeth should by no means be underestimated. If oral hygiene is neglected, this can cause permanent damage to the following teeth.

Cottbus (dpa / tmn) – Even if the milk teeth fall out by themselves sooner or later, they should be well cared for. Because caries on the milk teeth can also damage the following permanent teeth, as the State Dental Association of Brandenburg explains.

And if a child loses a baby tooth too soon, the permanent tooth may later erupt in the wrong place – this can involve many orthodontic treatments. (dpa)