Impact children’s nutrition, and impede them from eating healthy food.
Cause overbites, and bite alignment problems that require oral appliance to fix.
Hinder adult teeth from growing in straight and healthy.
Impede proper speech, and negatively affect self-esteem.
Cause severe tooth pain, that worsens without treatment.
Lead to infections that affect nearby teeth, and cause more cavities.
Baby teeth may be temporary, but their impermanence does not mean that they are not important. Children with cavities on their primary teeth face oral health challenges now, and in the future they mature into adults.