Waterford, MI Dentist
Lloyd H. Alpert, D.D.S.
4025 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-6010
By contactus
February 01, 2012
Tags: Baby Teeth  

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the members of the Michigan Dental Association want to make sure your child develops a happy, healthy smile! It is just as important to take care of your child’s primary (baby) teeth as it is to take care of the permanent teeth that follow.

Primary teeth are important for proper chewing and digestion of food. They also help your child to learn to speak properly and have a good-looking smile. Primary teeth serve as space maintainers to save room for your child’s permanent teeth. When a baby tooth is lost too early, other teeth may drift into the empty space left behind and cause problems such as overcrowding and crooked teeth when adult teeth emerge.

Decay in baby teeth can be just as painful to your child as decay in an adult tooth. If a child is suffering pain from decaying primary teeth, it may result in improper speech, dietary problems or trouble concentrating in school. Millions of valuable school hours are lost each year to children due to tooth decay.

If you need help locating dental care for your child, please contact your local county health department for help. Your child can have a healthy mouth for a lifetime! 

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