Baby Teeth Myth #1: Baby Teeth Are Not Important Since They Fall Out In A Few Years
As we mentioned before, baby teeth are very important to a child’s proper development, but there’s more to it than just that. Baby teeth hold spaces for and facilitate the growth of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth falls out too early due to tooth decay, adjacent permanent teeth may migrate into the space, causing gaps, crowding, and angled teeth. This will likely result in your child needing braces in the future. In addition, infected or decayed teeth (even cavities) can pass along bacteria to the permanent tooth waiting below.