Importance of Baby Teeth

Young girl smiling with baby teeth

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.

Pediatric teeth cleaningOur 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.


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One of the best dental offices my child has been in.

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The office was very neat and clean. As soon as I walked in, I was acknowledged. Staff was very helpful with any and all concerns. I appreciated the interaction with my daughter, making her first dental trip one of the best. The dentist was very informative and made sure I knew every option available to my daughter. My first trip there and I have no complaints. Switching my oldest daughter to this dentist as well.

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Dr Koymen was my son’s dentist throughout his childhood years. He is so professional, knowledgeable and reassuring. He is also funny, kind, and friendly, and kids love him. My son had been very frightened of dentists, due to several poor experiences at previous practices. Dr Koymen really helped him relax and not be fearful. The Perry Hall location is a truly wonderful practice! I wish my son could have remained a patient there always. I highly recommend Dr Koymen and Chesapeake Pediatric Dental.

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We love this place!!! Been coming to Chesapeake pediatric dental at Honeygo since my son was 2 years old. Then they opened a place in Harford co. So convenient!!!

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