The Importance of Primary Teeth

While they can seem “disposable” as kids will eventually lose them, primary teeth, commonly known as “baby teeth,” are vital to your children’s dental and oral health. Proper maintenance must be a priority! Primary teeth play a crucial role in properly chewing food, and they also provide space and correct positioning for the permanent teeth. The primary teeth also allow for healthy development of the muscles of mastication as well as the jawbone. What’s more, healthy primary teeth play a large role in your child’s ability to develop proper speech patterns and correct 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!