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Baby teeth should be kept healthy until the adult teeth erupt. Some baby teeth aren’t lost until age 11 or later.
- They hold position for the permanent teeth. Early loss means extra crowding in the adult teeth.
- Baby teeth can decay, become abscessed, chip or break like adult teeth. Keep them healthy! They are important.
- Children should be seen by age 1 or so for a first visit examination. Don’t wait until age 3 or 4!
- Most children who start seeing us by age 1 are doing very well in the chair [by themselves] by age 2-3.