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How effective are dental space maintainers?

Dental space maintainers are very effective in keeping space open in the mouth after a baby tooth is lost prematurely. When it comes to caring for dental space maintainers, pediatric dentists have four rule for patients: 1) avoid sticky sweets and chewing gum; 2) do not push on the space maintainer with your fingers or tongue, 3) keep the space maintainer clean with regular brushing and flossing; and 4) continue regular dental visits.

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