Why are children’s baby teeth important?

Baby teeth are important for:

  • eating a good diet
  • jaw growth and appearance
  • speech development; and
  • to keep the spacing for their adult teeth.

Though baby teeth are replaced by adult teeth, baby teeth lost too early due to poor oral health (e.g. tooth decay) is, the leading cause for crowding of the adult teeth and associated issues.

To find out how you can best protect your child’s baby teeth, contact GUS directly.