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In my mind, permanent tooth is more important since my own milk tooth got worn & decayed, after growing my permanent tooth, there is no sign of that decay so milk tooth is not that important and because no other permanent tooth grows, it needs a lot of care" (17- year old boy, third- grade high school student).
There is a danger that if the milk tooth falls out too soon and the permanent tooth is not ready to erupt, neighbouring teeth will occupy the space as they grow and cause overcrowding problems, with unsightly overlaps.
It is possible for milk tooth to fall out before time and it often could be a result of a traumatic injury or severe tooth decay.
Follow these tips and you can help keep your kids' teeth decay free: 6 Start brushing your baby's teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through as this helps prevent and control tooth decay.