DECIDUOUS TEETH : The importance of baby teeth

Primary or baby teeth serve several major purposes in a child’s development.

First, primary teeth are necessary for your child to learn to speak.

In addition, they are necessary for proper chewing and eating.

Finally, primary teeth provide space for the developing permanent teeth and help the jawbones and muscles to develop correctly.

Teething is the process of baby (primary) teeth coming through the gums, and usually begins between the ages of 6-9 months.

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The lower front (anterior) teeth are usually the first to erupt.

All 20 teeth are in place by the age of 3. Around the age of 6-7, children begin losing their front baby teeth, and the back teeth (molars) are not lost until the age of 10-13.

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