Children’s first teeth are important because, apart from being needed for chewing and speaking, they help to keep spaces for the permanent teeth. If the first teeth are well looked after, then it is more likely that the second teeth will grow into their correct position.
DID YOU KNOW: You can give your baby tooth decay. If you are planning a family or are pregnant a dental check up is highly recommended.
Dental decay is caused by bacteria and is a transmissible infection. A parent or caregiver with untreated decay can infect a baby with bad bacteria through kissing and food sharing.