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Caring for Baby Teeth

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Contrary to what many believed a generation or two ago, primary, or baby teeth, are not disposable. In addition to their obvious chewing and speaking roles, they serve a very important function in maintaining the space needed for adult teeth to grow into their proper alignment. When they are neglected or lost prematurely, the space will often decrease, forcing the growing adult tooth to come in crooked…especially adult premolars and molars. Caring for baby tooth problems is thus a good way to ensure healthier adult teeth, and a good way to avoid needless pain and discomfort.