Space Maintainers Help Children Develop a Healthy Smile

by Jason 7/16/2012 9:03 AM

Sometimes children lose a primary tooth from decay or injury before a permanent one is ready to come in. This can lead to dental issues down the road. Why? When a tooth is missing, the other teeth shift to fill the gap. This can take up space that permanent teeth would normally occupy when they descend. As a result, permanent teeth come in crooked and crowded. This can affect your child’s speech and ability to chew. Eventually, your child could need orthodontic treatment to correct the problems caused by one missing baby tooth.... more...

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