The statistics are quite clear. When we see one year olds they have 70% fewer cavities at age 6.
A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called “baby teeth,” are as important as the permanent adult teeth. Primary teeth, which often begin to appear when children are about 6 months old, help them chew and speak. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing under the gums.
This article was published by the Journal of the American Dental Association Journal.