Caring for baby teeth is very important even though they will eventually fall out. Baby teeth not only help babies eat solid foods, but they are also important to your child’s ability to speak. Furthermore, they serve as space-maintainers for your child’s permanent teeth. If the baby teeth are damaged by tooth decay or have to be removed prematurely due to decay or trauma, it could cause the permanent teeth to erupt crooked leading to the need for orthodontic correction later on. Regular brushing and flossing along with dentist appointments at least twice a year will help ensure that your child’s baby teeth remain healthy and this will eventually assist in achieving a healthy set of permanent teethes well.