1. Baby teeth aren’t important. They are just going to fall out
Yes, the tooth fairy will eventually see all 20 of your child’s baby teeth – but your child can be around 13 years of age before then, they serve many important functions in your child’s development. Baby teeth are natural space maintainers for the permanent teeth. If your child loses a baby tooth too early, this could cause crowding of his/her permanent teeth. The health of your child’s baby teeth can also affect the health of their adult teeth. If you leave dental decay in a baby tooth, it could eventually cause your child pain, abscess, swelling, affect the adult tooth developing under the baby tooth, and the infection could even spread to other parts of the child’s body.