Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

The Role Baby Teeth Play in Dental Health

Baby teeth sometimes get a bad rap as not being as “important” as the permanent teeth that grow in after them.  Baby teeth, however, play an important role in children’s dental development that should not be ignored.

Baby teeth play a role in proper chewing and eating.  They promote correct speech development.  They hold space for permanent teeth, guiding them into the correct position, which in turn aids in the normal development of jaw bones and muscles.  Neglected baby tooth cavities can be painful and, in some cases, progress to serious infection.  The back molars will last until your child is between 10 to 13 years of age.  And finally, the aesthetics of nice baby teeth can give your kid a healthy-looking smile.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to take care of all your children’s dental needs.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.