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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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My son 6 nearly 7 yrs old got his adult teeth which pushed out his baby teeth in this time he got a rash around mouth. Is the rash from teeth?

My son 6 nearly 7 yrs old got his adult teeth which pushed out his baby teeth in this time he got a rash around mouth. Is the rash from teeth?

Probably not: Although if his mouth is bothering and he is licking his lips they may be chapped. Why don't you call your dentist and make an examination appointment to rule out dental causes. ...Read more

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My baby started to has teeth at 14mos with 6 teeth eruption once at a time. But until now 19 mos still no sign with the other eruption. Normal?

My baby started to has teeth at 14mos with 6 teeth eruption once at a time. But until now 19 mos still no sign with the other eruption. Normal?

Yes: On average, baby teeth start erupting at 6-7 months and continue until 2 yrs of age. Some, however, are delayed and the teeth come in later. It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many baby teeth can remain in your mouth in order to get braces?

Can you tell me how many baby teeth can remain in your mouth in order to get braces?

No set #: Orthodontic treatment is not a commodity, it's a service. Everyone is unique, with unique problems and unique solutions. This is a rx decision your orthodontist needs to make with you based on his diagnostic findings. Go now for an examination. Better to go too early and be told "not yet" than too late and be told "oops.". ...Read more

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Are there nerves in human baby teeth?

Are there nerves in human baby teeth?

Absolutely: And as a result baby teeth require the same exquisite care as permanent teeth. 1st dental check-up age 1 please. ...Read more

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When are children supposed to start losing their baby teeth? My son is six and has yet to have any teeth even become loose. Is this something to be concerned about? .

I : I would not be concerned because some of my patients do not lose teeth until seven and it will usually be the lower front central incisors. Some children will start exfoliating teeth at age four or five. I find that the children that are late with the eruption of their baby teeth seem to show the same pattern with the eruption of the permanent teeth. There is a year or two fluctuation with the eruption scheme of the permanent teeth. Also around this time the six year molars will start to erupt but again they may not start till seven. These teeth do not replace baby teeth and they erupt way in the back of the mouth. This is why it is important to have a dental exam and a panoramic x-ray at age six to check for proper growth and developement. This x-ray allows one to see all the teeth growing in the mouth. It is not uncommon to have baby teeth until the age of 12 and sometimes 13. There are genetic components involved meaning if the parents got there teeth in late usually we see the same trend with their children. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My son is almost 11 but has only two adult teeth. No sign of losing any baby teeth. Is this something to be concerned about?

My son is almost 11 but has only two adult teeth. No sign of losing any baby teeth. Is this  something to be concerned about?

Delayed eruption: Not abnormal, some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. It is normal. When children's teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will all my baby teeth fall out eventually?

Will all my baby teeth fall out eventually?

Yes, but...: They will all fall out if there is a permanent tooth under it to replace it. If there is no permanent tooth or the permanent tooth is in the wrong position the baby tooth may not come out on its own. If you are concerned you can see a dentist for x-rays to determine where you stand. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and i still have baby teeth i've never lost any molars and the teeth beside the molars is this normal?

I'm 17 and i still have baby teeth i've never lost any molars and the teeth beside the molars is this normal?

No: When was your last dental checkup? You may have congenitally missing permanent teeth, you may have an extremely late eruption pattern, your permanent teeth may be impacted or erupting at an angle, there may be insufficient room for them to erupt, or combination of these factors. An exam and x-rays will reveal all this information. See your own general dentist or an orthodontist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Baby Teeth (Definition)

The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more


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