What is the purpose of baby teeth?


What is the purpose of baby teeth?

In: Biology

Do you know how silly a baby with full adult teeth would look?

Seriously though, baby teeth are like practice teeth. Their most practical use is being a place holder for the adult teeth developing under them.

To chew food, while allowing for future growth of the jaw. The limited real estate of a child’s mouth will not fit a full set of adult teeth. On top of that, teething is incredibly painfull. A higher amount of physically larger teeth would be Much worse.

I thought it was to protect mama’s very sore nipples from being in even more agony… that’s why they’re sometimes called “milk teeth”?