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Top Reasons Why Baby Teeth Really Do Matter

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Primary teeth, also known as “baby teeth,” are the first to emerge. They are a more temporary set of teeth that eventually become loose and fall out on a predicted timeline. These teeth are replaced with permanent teeth, which are the set of pearly whites you’ll have for the rest of your life with proper care.

If baby teeth are going to fall out anyways, is it really that important to keep them healthy? This is a common question, and one that is answered with a resounding YES! Baby teem do matter. In fact, they serve several different purposes that affect your child’s oral health and well-being.

Baby teeth need to remain healthy because they play important roles such as:

  • Helping your child chew food easily and correctly
  • Allowing your child to develop proper speech
  • Holding space in the jaws for the permanent teeth to erupt in better position

When the health of baby teeth are neglected, it can also pose a threat to their oral health, body health and future teeth. Untreated infection and decay can spread to the gum tissues, underlying bone and even compromise the adult teeth that have yet to come in.

Gum disease can progress enough to enter the bloodstream and cause systemic complications throughout the body. Attention to cleaning and caring for the baby teeth can help parents avoid such serious consequences within their child.

Furthermore, untreated cavities lead to tooth pain, and it’s one of the leading causes of missed school days in the United States. At this point, poor care of baby teeth can impact the child’s education.

Finally, if a tooth is so damaged that it falls out earlier than planned, it can cause the permanent tooth to migrate out of position and result in crowding in other parts of the jaw. This often leads to the need for orthodontic correction in the coming years as a way to regain space for the adult teeth to emerge properly.

One of the best ways you can love and care for your child is to practice strong oral hygiene habits starting from infancy. Teach them the importance of taking care of their teeth, even if they are teeth that will eventually fall out. Every baby tooth matters! Call Mitzi Morris, DMD today for excellence in pediatric dentistry.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

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  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C

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