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Why are baby teeth so important ?

It is very important to maintain healthy baby teeth. Neglected cavities can frequently lead to problems that affect developing permanent teeth.

Primary teeth, or baby teeth are important for:

  • Proper chewing and eating

  • Providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position

  • Development of speech

  • Permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles

  • Maintaining self esteem