The Importance of Primary Teeth

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The Importance of Primary Teeth

Although they may seem “disposable” as children eventually lose them, primary teeth are very important to a child’s dental and oral health … and proper maintenance is a must!

Neglected cavities can often lead to problems when children start to develop permanent teeth. Primary (or “Baby”) teeth play an important role in adequately chewing food, providing space and correct positioning for the permanent teeth, and allowing healthy development of the jaw bone and muscles. Additionally, healthy primary teeth allow children to develop correct speech patterns and pronunciation.

Did You Know?

Although the front four primary teeth last until about 6 or 7 years of age, a child’s back primary teeth usually stay in-place until 11 or 12 years old!