Why do we treat baby teeth?

Treating baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health and promoting proper dental development in children. Although baby teeth are eventually replaced by permanent teeth, they serve essential functions. Baby teeth help children chew food properly, speak clearly, and maintain proper jaw alignment. They also act as placeholders for permanent teeth, guiding them into their correct positions. If baby teeth are decayed or damaged, they can negatively impact your child’s oral health and potentially affect the eruption and alignment of permanent teeth. By treating baby teeth, we prevent dental infections, relieve pain, and ensure that your child’s smile develops healthily, setting the stage for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits.