Why Baby Teeth Are Important
Baby teeth play an essential role in early child development, and the way baby teeth are cared for sets the stage for lifelong dental health through good dental habits.
Baby teeth aid children in the following:
- Help in the develop normal speech patterns when learning to talk
- Reserve jaw space for the eruptions of adult teeth later, which is why it’s important that baby teeth are not lost too early. An adult tooth can move into this space, as opposed to the correct space, which may lead to crooked teeth
- Help children chew and digest food
Through caring for baby teeth, children learn how to care for their adult teeth. While baby teeth are still ...