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Baby teeth, despite what you may believe, are very important to the overall health of an individual, both when they are a child and as they progress into an adult. What do you know about baby teeth? Learn a tiny bit extra by reading this post we’ve amassed, and bend over backwards to aid your child to keep their pearly whites clean by brushing them two times per day and by flossing once a day.

In Europe, they’re defined as milk teeth. In Asia, they’re occasionally called fall teeth. In the U.S., we call them deciduous teeth, primary teeth, impermanent teeth and (most commonly) baby teeth. Baby teeth are the first teeth in the advancement of humans and other mammals. They develop as tooth buds in the embryo, then erupt from the jaw through the gums during the first year of life. Baby teeth hold an important purpose in the onset of your child’s permanent teeth, since the adult teeth will not come in straight if the baby teeth have been lost too early.

To set up your next visit with Dr. Andrea Miller and the Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County staff, please dial (440)266-1740 to speak with our Mentor, Ohio, office. Don’t wait a second longer: your teeth will thank you!