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How Do I Answer My Child’s Dental Questions?

Posted on August 14th, 2023

Kids aren’t afraid to ask questions about everything under the sun, and teeth are just one of the many mysteries they will ponder. At Michael Colleran DDS, our pediatric patients come up with some of the most interesting questions we hear—and we hear questions all day! 

Most of the time, kids’ questions about teeth are fairly basic:

  • Why do I have to floss?
  • Do we really have to brush our teeth every day?
  • Why do we use toothpaste?
  • Why do baby teeth fall out?

Sometimes questions are a little more interesting:

  • Do wisdom teeth make you smart?
  • Are teeth good for anything besides eating?

Dr. Michael Colleran and your San Luis Obispo dental team can help you out when it comes to dental questions. We want to give kids the right information so they understand the reasons for consistent oral hygiene, which we hope sets a foundation for their future good health.

If your little one’s dental question has you stumped, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Michael Colleran DDS. 

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

About Dr. Colleran

Dr. Colleran is a nationally renowned dental author and lecturer and an expert on laser dentistry. He has spoken across the country on laser dentistry and had articles appear in several professional journals. He is also sought after by dental manufacturers as a consultant for product evaluation and research. Dr. Colleran is an instructor for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, which teaches LANAP and other laser dental procedures to dentists from across the globe.