Good luck and I'm sure the end results will justify any "pain" you go through!!
easy, as would be the first appointment (especially compared to waiting for a tooth ache to arise ;))
So, the quick answer is ASAP to the dentist!!
P.S. The last baby tooth is lost around age 12, so there are a lot of years before then!!
Permanent teeth start to develop slightly before birth and afterwards, so a lot is dependent on prenatal and early feeding habits. The strength of the teeth is more genetic in nature, but prevention will help protect the teeth. The importance of calcium in good bone development (including the jaw bones) is very important, but remember, cows milk is not the only (or best source) for calcium, after all, your son is not a calf, but a human (I am not a big fan of cow's milk). Great sources of calcium include broccoli, kale (and other dark green veggies), beans, and fish. Also, some OJ and non-dairy milks are calcium fortified!
Eat healthy, brush after meals, and smile, smile, smile!!
What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?
As an aside, the posterior permanent teeth tend to be slightly smaller in dimension....
brushing responsibilities the better off the child will be in the long
run. ideally you want to establish good habits as early as possible and
that includes brushing after, at the very least, breakfast and dinner. a
child can begin to share the brushing routine and be given more
responsibility by the time they can handle a fork and knife by
themselves. this exhibits good manual dexterity and therefore competency
to brush properly. getting them to stay in there long enough (at least 2
minutes) is another story ;))