Healthy milk teeth are incredibly important for your child’s development. Keeping them healthy depends
first and foremost on a healthy diet. Powerful biting and good chewing promotes digestion and therefore growth.
The milk teeth are also responsible for language learning and for correct and good pronunciation. If they
fall out too early or have to be removed because of caries, this often leads to a lisp and logopaedic treatment
becomes necessary. The milk teeth are also placeholders. They ensure that there will be a good place and position
for the permanent teeth in the growing jaw. Until the age of 12/13, the milk teeth maintain their position
in the molar region.
When the first milk tooth comes through, we support you and your child in our dental practice by discussing your
child’s individual caries risk with you, as well as appropriate oral hygiene measures and nutrition tips.
With this we want to give your child as caries-free a start in life as possible without toothache and a fear-free
visit to our dental practice near Mainz Cathedral.
Between 6 and 18 years of age, the milk teeth slowly grow into adult teeth – a very sensitive phase that requires
our support. We regularly check brushing behaviour and how it can be improved as part of the child preventive care
at Zahnpoint Mainz and treat the teeth with a fluoride varnish that strengthens the tooth enamel. We also seal fissures
in the permanent molars to give them optimum protection against caries.
We also check the position of the teeth as part of regular preventive care for children. If we detect a misalignment
of the teeth or jaw, we will talk to you about it in detail and refer your child to an orthodontist.