Did you know the cavity prevention starts before a baby has cut its first tooth? A baby’s 20 primary teeth are present before birth. These “baby teeth” begin appearing around 6 months of age and help set the stage for future smiles by keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth. When a baby tooth is lost too early, permanent teeth can drift into the empty spaces and make it difficult for adult teeth to find room. This can cause teeth to come in crowded and crooked.
Jaw pain is often caused by Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome. Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome is often simply referred to as TMJ syndrome. It is