Caring For Your Child’s Teeth
Why Are Baby Teeth So Important?
Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, and help in speech development. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly, and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, and infections that can spread to the permanent teeth. Your child’s general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren’t treated.