Why are Baby Teeth important?

Why are primary teeth (baby teeth) so important?

Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important to your child’s dental health. Neglected cavities can lead to problems that affect the permanent teeth that are developing.

Primary teeth are important for proper chewing and eating, making space for their permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, and allowing normal development of the muscles and jaw bones. Primary teeth can also affect the development of speech.