Importance of Baby Teeth

girl in primary dentition

Many parents will ask “Why worry about baby teeth when they are going to fall out?” Baby teeth (primary teeth) are important because they do not only aid in function of the oral cavity through chewing and speech development, but they also help to hold space for the developing permanent teeth. Excellent dental care helps to aid the developing oral cavity prepare for the emergence of the permanent teeth.

When primary teeth get decay, they can lead to dental pain and abscessed teeth. Studies have shown that children with severe decay miss more days of school and have a harder time concentrating in school. It is important for children to build strong preventive habits early on so that they may go on to have excellent dental hygiene as they mature.

young patient getting her teeth cleanedOur goals are to help minimize early childhood decay, and restoring teeth that have cavities which may cause children discomfort and pain.

Our doctors will always explain when and why a tooth needs a restoration and how to prevent future cavities from developing through diet and good oral hygiene.


 

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group

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Dr. Marta Jolesz is amazing! She extremely patient with my very trying 4 year old. She is quick yet thorough. Every staff member I have encountered is friendly and understands how to make kids feel at ease. I'm extremely pleased that we found an awesome dental office.

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By far the most incredible pediatric dental office. I have never been happier with a provider's office and staff. Phenomenal experience every time for 8+ years!

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This is by far the best dentist I've been to for my children. My children look forward to going and they love Dr. Koyman he is a all around great person an dentist. He answers all my questions an concerns and makes sure I'm comfortable with our discussion before leaving.

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So thankful for 9+ wonderful years in the care of Dr. K & staff. Everyone has made dental care such a positive experience for Lily-- which makes it wonderful for me as her parent!! At every opportubity I love referring friends & neighbors to Dr. K (as I was warmly referred in 9 years ago). Thank you!!

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This is a great pediatric dental office! Great staff! Dr. Tennassee was very kind and thorough with explaining everything about the procedures and dental care. We are very glad that we chose this dental office for my child's dental care.

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Wonderful doctors and staff! Thank you -

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