Understanding Why Baby Teeth Are Important

Baby (primary) teeth are a child’s first set of teeth. A baby’s teeth start to come in at 6 to 10 months, and by the time a child is 2½ to 3 years old, all 20 baby teeth will have come into the mouth. Taking care of a child’s baby teeth is important for the child’s overall health and development.

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Topic:Oral Health

Keywords:Oral hygiene

Resource Type: Publication

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: June 11, 2018