Baby Teeth are Important
Your child’s first teeth are essential to their lifelong dental health – even though these teeth will only be around for a few years. Maintaining the baby teeth is important because they serve as space holders for the future growth of the permanent teeth. Without every baby tooth in place, the proper space for the permanent tooth is sacrificed, leading to crowding, bite problems, and future orthodontic treatment. Infected or abscessed baby teeth can lead to developmental problems in the permanent teeth, including defective enamel and weak adult teeth.