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Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

-- Though baby teeth are only temporary, they're still important and need proper care.

The American Dental Association says baby teeth:

  • Help the young child with chewing, speech and smiling.
  • Provide space for permanent teeth to eventually grow.
  • Prevent permanent teeth from emerging too early, which could lead to misalignment and crowding.

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Posted: February 2017