Why Primary Teeth Are Important:
parents ask why baby teeth are so important to their child’s health when they
fall out on their own eventually. Primary teeth stay in place until a permanent
tooth underneath erupts, pushing it out and taking it’s place. These teeth are
important to the natural development and growth of what will become your child’s
permanent smile. Emphasizing healthy oral habits at an early age also promote
good nutrition and encourage a positive self-image.
In some instances, when a child loses baby teeth too soon, a space
maintainer may be recommended to prevent space loss and future dental
damage. Speak with one of our doctors to find out if this is an option
for your child. If you live in or around West Covina, call or schedule
an appointment today.
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