Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

Baby teeth, also known as Primary teeth, are important for speech development, maintaining good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly, and assist the permanent teeth by saving space while providing a path for them to follow when they erupt.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that tooth decay is the number one chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S., affecting 42% of children aged 2 to 11 years old.

 

Kids with dental cavities and oral infections have a higher tendency to become sick, lose concentration at school and miss school days due to dental visits and pain. Cavities that are left untreated can sometimes lead to severe and life threatening infections. No child deserves a toothache! We are committed to offering after-hours emergency care and will always make room for your child to be seen when they are in pain.