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If your child gets teeth super early does this mean that their teeth will start decaying early as well?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Tooth decay comes from poor dental hygiene, not from the age of teeth.

In brief: No

Tooth decay comes from poor dental hygiene, not from the age of teeth.
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The answer is yes if you don't take proper care of their teeth and no if you do.
A low sugar diet along side wide a great home care ( brushing , flossing) and frequent dental visits are keys in having cavity free teeth.

In brief: Depends

The answer is yes if you don't take proper care of their teeth and no if you do.
A low sugar diet along side wide a great home care ( brushing , flossing) and frequent dental visits are keys in having cavity free teeth.
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is no correlation.

In brief: No

There is no correlation.
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In brief: No

The earlier teeth erupt, the sooner a parent needs to be on their game to control, teach and take charge of one's child's oral hygiene.
What early tooth arrival generally means is a greater probability of your child requiring orthodontics later in life (age 7 years is a great age to have the orthodontist evaluate your child) to create a beautiful smile and function bite.

In brief: No

The earlier teeth erupt, the sooner a parent needs to be on their game to control, teach and take charge of one's child's oral hygiene.
What early tooth arrival generally means is a greater probability of your child requiring orthodontics later in life (age 7 years is a great age to have the orthodontist evaluate your child) to create a beautiful smile and function bite.
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