Primary teeth (also called baby teeth, milk teeth, deciduous teeth and even temporary teeth) are essential in the development of a child’s mouth.
While they are in place and being used to chew, primary teeth allow the jawbone and muscles to develop properly. They are essential for proper eating and digestion as well as aiding in sound and speech development.
Primary teeth act as spacers and placeholders in a child’s mouth during its growth and development, followed by their role as a guide for the proper spacing of permanent teeth once they are ready to erupt.
Let’s not overlook the importance of primary teeth in a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem during these important years.
At Dr. Ching & Associates we recognize the overall significance of healthy beautiful primary teeth and would be pleased to help you understand any aspect of your child’s oral health and development. Click here to book an appointment at our Markham dental office.