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THE IMPORTANCE OF BABY TEETH

Sometimes we hear parents wonder why it's important to take care of their children's baby teeth. It's a question that makes sense since all the baby teeth will eventually fall out. Most children start to lose baby teeth around the age of six, however it's important to understand that baby molars, where the vast majority of cavities are found, are usually kept until the ages of 10 to 12. Additionally, the baby teeth are important for proper nutrition, the development of speech, self esteem, and to hold space for the permanent teeth.

more importantly, however, is our desire for children to value good dental health and to develop the understanding that the dental office is PART OF THEIR PREVENTIVE HEALTHCARE, AND not A PLACE to dread or avoid.