A baby tooth usually stays in until a
permanent tooth underneath pushes it out
and takes its place. Unfortunately, some
children lose a baby tooth too soon. A
tooth might be knocked out accidentally
or removed because of dental disease.
When a tooth is lost too early, your
pediatric dentist may recommend a space
maintainer to prevent future space loss
and dental problems.
Why all the fuss? Baby teeth fall out
eventually on their own!
Baby teeth are important to your child's
present and future dental health. They
encourage normal development of the jaw
bones and muscles. They save space for
the permanent teeth and guide them into
position. Remember: Some baby teeth are
not replaced until a child is 12 or 14