Primary teeth are important to
- Allow for proper chewing and eating
- Hold space for permanent teeth as they move into the correct position
- Permit normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
- Aid in the development of speech
- Add to an attractive appearance
Poor diet, poor habits of food intake and inadequate tooth brushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been related to tooth decay in children. The development of caries in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in permanent teeth.
Therefore it is essential to establish a proper oral hygiene routine early in life to help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth.
Bad Oral Habits In Kids
There is a belief among many parents that kids have to see a dentist only when their child experiences a dental problem. Like adults children should visit the dentist every six months and if they are at risk of tooth decay, the dentist may suggest more frequent visits.