Why is it important to care for baby teeth?
While it's true that baby teeth are only in the mouth a short period of time, they play a vital role. Baby teeth:
- Reserve space for their permanent counterparts
- Give the face its normal appearance.
- Aid in the development of clear speech.
- Help attain good nutrition (missing or decayed teeth make it difficult to chew, causing children to reject foods)
- Help give a healthy start to the permanent teeth (decay and infection in baby teeth can cause damage to the permanent teeth developing beneath them)
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