Does CARIES in childhood mean caries in adult teeth also?

Think baby teeth are temporary, and therefore, not important? Think again. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. 

They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If baby bottle tooth decay is left untreated, pain and infection can result. 


Severely decayed teeth may need to be removed. If teeth are infected or lost too early due to baby bottle tooth decay, your child may develop poor eating habits, speech problems, crooked teeth, and damaged adult teeth. 

In addition, the chances that adult teeth will end up being crooked are greatly increased. 

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