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Did you know baby teeth set the foundation for the permanent teeth? This means the health and state of the baby teeth are essential to your child’s oral health care that could affect them throughout their adult life. That is why Dr. Gardner here at Little People's Dental in South Jordan, Utah, is happy to talk to you about the importance of baby teeth and why tiny teeth matter too.

In a nutshell, baby teeth are essential to your child’s oral health and development. Teeth are important because they help children learn to talk and chew properly. Baby teeth, to be specific, keeps the space in the jaw in place for the permanent teeth to grow in under the gums. This is vital because your baby teeth are like the foundation of your permanent teeth.

If the baby teeth are lost prematurely or suffer serious health problems, then your permanent teeth may not align in the ideal place correctly and suffer serious health problems too. Cavities can lead to gum disease, and your child’s permanent teeth are deep inside the gums, which is why it is crucial to take care of your child’s teeth. After your child’s first tooth appears, or after their first birthday, please bring your child in for a dental checkup. Your pediatric dentist will be able to show you how to care for the baby teeth properly and can also help your child get relaxed at an early age with the dentist.

If you have any questions at all about your child’s oral health and wonder if it’s time for your child to have their first dental checkup, please call us today at (801) 999-1426 to talk to our pediatric dentist. Our team is always happy to help you and your child’s smile.