Question: Why should I take my toddler to the dentist when his baby teeth fall out anyway? I just wondered because my parents never took me to a dentist until I was a teen with adult teeth.  

Answer: It is true that our primary teeth eventually, but their health is still essential to our oral health over the long term. Once a baby’s tooth starts to decay, the bacteria in there progress pretty quickly, seeping through the tooth and going to the bone, potentially causing dental infections that can even be fatal. Sure, that is the worst consequence. But even if that does not happen, if bacteria lurk in the baby teeth, the enamel for the adult teeth may not be properly formed, and they can be permanently damaged.