Both the sets of teeth i.e deciduous (milky) teeth and permanent teeth have their own importance. Deciduous teeth in children acts a best natural space maintainer till the permanent teeth erupts.
They maintain the space for permanent teeth and guide them to erupt properly which is very important for child’s oral/dental health and development.
Decay process in milk teeth:
Children’s Dietary habits & its frequency (Eg. eating items such as chocolates, biscuits, cakes, pastries, ice creams, cookies) now a days.These foods contains sugar, which if not cleaned from tooth surface for a longer period of time Causes DECAY & in turn damages the tooth structure
Note: Many a times, hereditary/developmental defects may play a role in tooth development, decay process & its progression.