Baby Teeth are needed for:

  1. proper chewing and eating,
  2. providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, and
  3. permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles.
  4. development of speech and add to an attractive appearance.

While the front 4 teeth last until 6-7 years of age, the back teeth (cuspids and molars) aren’t replaced until age 10-13.

baby teeth chart