Milk teeth are the placeholders for the permanent dentition. They provide support during occlusion of the upper and lower jaws. Constant chewing with the milk teeth is the precondition for correct jaw development. Premature loss of milk teeth disrupts the development of the whole facial skull, adjacent teeth are tilted towards the gaps and opposing teeth grow too long. Toothcleaning is made more difficult and the result is plaque formation, caries and gum disease.
Consequently, your child's milk teeth should remain intact for as long as possible until they are replaced by the permanent teeth. elmex children's toothpaste with amine fluoride was developed specifically to protect the immature, softer milk teeth. After all, milk teeth are like babies - they need special care.