Healthy primary teeth serve many purposes in children’s development, so much so that if they develop cavities, it can cause pain and other medical issues for a child. Take note that healthy baby teeth allow a child to chew his or her food well, which means better nutrition absorption. With a good set of primary teeth, children also learn to smile with confidence and speak clearly.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association, children should visit a dentist before they turn a year old. It’s usually best to see a dentist when the first tooth appears, which may happen in about six months. One of the main reasons baby teeth become damaged is because the child falls asleep while sucking on a bottle of juice or milk, which can cause tooth decay.