Baby teeth are more important than you may realize. Sure they all fall out at some point, but they do serve a huge role as we grow older. Here are a few facts about baby teeth that may surprise you!
- Baby teeth provide the spacing and location for permanent teeth as they grow in.
- All baby teeth typically arrive within the first 3 years of a child’s life.
- Baby molars and canines usually fall out between ages 9 and 13 while incisors go between 6 and 8.
- Teeth help babies and young kids chew, which aids with digestion.
- They also help kids develop their speech!
- Baby teeth tend to have gaps between them. This is because they are smaller than permanent teeth.
- If a baby tooth has to be removed due to damage or decay, the permanent tooth may never come in. So make sure you and your little ones are taking care of those baby teeth!
- Baby teeth are also known as “milk teeth” “primary teeth” and “deciduous teeth”
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*All facts gathered from multiple internet sources.