St. James Oral Surgery, Implantology and Dental Clinic

The Importance of Primary (Baby) Teeth

It is very important to restore and keep the primary teeth in place until they are lost naturally. These teeth serve a number of functions:

  • They maintain the space for the permanent teeth.
  • Caries-free primary teeth maintain a healthy oral environment thus allowing permanent teeth to erupt in a healthy environment.
  • They permit a child to chew properly thus allowing the maintenance of a good nutrition.
  • Healthy primary teeth prevent a child from experiencing pain and prevent the development of an infection which may even damage the developing teeth.

Pleasant visits to the dental clinic promote the establishment of trust and confidence in a child that will last a lifetime. Our aim is to help feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to take care of their teeth.