Importance of baby teeth
Baby teeth typically begin to erupt around 6 months to 1 year of age, but can begin as early as 3-4 months. Typically all 20 primary teeth are fully erupted by age 3.
Eventually baby teeth exfoliate and are replaced by permanent teeth, however primary teeth are extremely important. Their duties include:
- helping children chew their food
- aid with talking and speaking clearly
- helps hold space in the jaw for permanent teeth
- sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles!