Question: Why are baby teeth important?
Answer: Baby teeth hold the space for the permanent teeth to begin coming in at about 6 years of age. Your baby’s teeth, gums and tongue are not only very important for eating, but aid in the growth pattern of your child’s jaw and adult teeth. Note that baby teeth are also a key component in the ability to learning and perfect speech. Of course, a full complement of baby teeth will contribute to having a good self-image as your child grows older.