Tooth Prints

Did you know, like fingerprints, every person has a dental imprint that is unique! No two are alike, even identical twins have different dental imprints.

What are the advantages of taking a dental imprint?

Dental imprints record the size and shape of a child’s teeth, the tooth position within the arch, and the relationship between the upper and lower jaws.

Added benefits to dental imprints:

Dental imprints also capture salvia, which is a powerful source of human scent, making the imprint effective for scent-dog tracking. The saliva also provides a DNA Sample. Parents keep their children’s dental imprint in their freezer for safe keeping.

How often should imprints be done?

Yearly dental imprints are ideal but recommends to start at age 3 (or after all the primary teeth have erupted), updated at around the age of 8 ( after the upper and lower incisors and the first permanent molars have erupted), and then again at around the age of 12 ( or after all the permanent teeth, excluding the 3rd molars, have erupted)