Did you know baby teeth serve many roles! They help our kids chew, speak and develop new sounds; they also play a big part in dental growth and development by holding the place for their adult teeth; a baby toothache is just as painful and can be just as disabling as an adult toothache! In addition, baby teeth are a lot thinner than adult teeth and therefore a small cavity can progress much faster and become a toothache or even an abscess.