While baby teeth may seem unimportant since they eventually fall out, they play a critical role in a child’s oral health and development. Baby teeth serve as placeholders for permanent teeth, helping to guide them into their proper positions. Without these placeholders, permanent teeth may emerge misaligned or crowded, which can cause issues with speech, chewing, and overall oral health.
Baby teeth also play a role in speech development, as they help children learn to pronounce different sounds. Additionally, they play a crucial role in chewing and eating, which is important for proper nutrition.
Neglecting to care for baby teeth can lead to tooth decay and infection, which can impact the development of permanent teeth and cause long-term oral health problems. For this reason, it’s essential to establish good oral hygiene practices early on and schedule regular dental check-ups for your child.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry in Rohnert Park, California in beautiful Sonoma County!