Baby teeth are vital to your child’s ability to eat and develop proper speech.  Also, the baby teeth help guide the permanent teeth into the proper locations when they start coming in.  You may not know that the biggest predictor of future cavities is the presence of existing cavities – so having healthy baby teeth can go a long way toward having healthy adult teeth.  Also, many people don’t realize that many baby teeth don’t normally fall out until the age of 10 or 12, so your child will need those teeth for a long time!