- Baby teeth help the baby eat, speak and smile.
- They are place holders for the permanent teeth.
- They help to guide the permanent teeth into place.
- They help with the muscle development of the face and top and bottom jaws.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says: “Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.” Read more….
The dentists at Dekamore Dental agree that baby teeth (primary teeth) matter. The dentists also recommend that you brush your baby’s teeth with a small soft toothbrush designed for small children. If you have any questions about your baby’s dental health, call Dekamore Dental at (815) 748-2666 or bring your child into the office for a visit.