Ask the dentist – Why fill baby teeth when they fall out anyway?

Ask The Dentist

Why fill baby teeth when they fall out anyway?

While it is true that baby teeth do eventually come out, it is also true that they are important to your child in the meantime. A child needs his baby teeth to speak clearly, eat comfortably and smile with self-confidence. Baby teeth hold space for permanent teeth. If one is lost, the others shift into the empty space. This often means a crooked smile or a mismatched meeting of the teeth that can put stress on the jaw joint in the child’s future. An investment in treatment now will save your child from dental problems down the road, including possible infection and discomfort.

Robin JungblutAsk the dentist – Why fill baby teeth when they fall out anyway?