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Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

And shouldn't be neglected

(HealthDay News) -- Though baby teeth are only temporary, they're still important and need proper care.

The American Dental Association says baby teeth:

  • Help the young child with chewing, speech and smiling.
  • Provide space for permanent teeth to eventually grow.
  • Prevent permanent teeth from emerging too early, which could lead to misalignment and crowding.
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