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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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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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If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

If a mother took tetracycline during pregnancy, would the infant's baby teeth come out stained - or would they emerge white and stain over time?

Come out: The stain would be on the teeth as they emerge. It could be just on the primary teeth or also on the permanent teeth depending on what was forming while the tetracycline was taken. ...Read more

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Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Probably not: As long as it was swallowed it should pass without any problem. If you notice coughing or airway issues see an md for a possible chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Yes: Swallowing a baby tooth is not a problem. It will just pass out no differently then a watermelon or sesame seed. Just have them write the tooth fairy a note so that they still get a reward for losing their tooth. ...Read more

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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?

My child is two years old, and whenever I brush his teeth, he swallows tooth paste; is it dangerous?

Its OK: Children most often swallow tooth paste. Its part of the fun, it tastes so good. However, you should only put a pea sized amount on the brush so they can't swallow too much floride. Eventually they will stop swallowing the paste. ...Read more

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If a child breaks a baby tooth, what should you do?

If a child breaks a baby tooth, what should you do?

BABY TOOTH: Usually it falls off without any problem except control any bleeding if there's any and wait for the coming of the permanent tooth. ...Read more

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Is a pulpotomy necessary in a child baby tooth?

Is a pulpotomy necessary in a child baby tooth?

Big cavity/decay: Typically after a xray of the tooth your dentist may recommend a pulpotomy as necessary when the cavity/infection of the baby tooth is too big and deep to do a regular filling. ...Read more

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If my child is about to turn 7 and hasn't lost a baby tooth, should I be worried?

If my child is about to turn 7 and hasn't lost a baby tooth, should I be worried?

No.: Many children lose their teeth at a later age. This is frequently a family trait. Pulling the baby teeth does not make the 2nd teeth come in sooner. ...Read more

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How long will the upper front tooth take to grow after a child looses his baby teeth?

How long will the upper front tooth take to grow after a child looses his baby teeth?

Age 6 To 8: "baby" teeth fall out usually when the permanent ones start pushing them out. Sometimes kids loose baby teeth for other reasons. Most lower and upper incisors erupt by age 6 to 8. There is also familial variants. As when parents got their adult teeth! ...Read more

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How can I tell an adult tooth from a baby tooth when looking in a child's mouth?

How can I tell an adult tooth from a baby tooth when looking in a child's mouth?

Depends on the tooth: If you are looking at the front 4 teeth (incisors), the adult tooth will usually have little ridges on the edge, called mamelons which aid in eruption of the adult teeth. For the adult canines, the angled part of the tooth that makes the point is shorter on the side towards the front teeth and longer on the other side. The baby canines will be opposite. Generally baby teeth are whiter in color. ...Read more

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Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Is it more likely for fillings in baby teeth to fall out just prior to child shedding tooth?

Yes: As the permanent tooth resorbs the baby tooth root it may weaken the baby tooth crown. If this happens the filling may fall out. At that time the filling is no longer necessary as the nerve of the tooth is also resorbed. ...Read more

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What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

What age do you loose your last baby tooth? If a 14 year old child has a lot of plaque build up on their teeth can this prevent baby teeth from falling out? Is it normal for a 14 year old to still have some of her baby teeth? Is plaque black in color and

As: As stated by the other docs the black buildup is probably tarter that needs to be professional removed. It is not the cause for retaining baby teeth. Usually we would expect these all to be lost somewhere between 11-12, although slower patterns of these teeth being lost are not always abnormal. Have your dentist check this out to determine if any intervention is necessary by an orthodontist or if it's ok to let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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How loose is too loose for a baby tooth?

How loose is too loose for a baby tooth?

Question is unclear: Please re-post your question as to the age of the child and why you are asking the question. Better yet, have the child seen by a Pedodontist who can actually see and evaluate the tooth in question. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a baby tooth?

How to know if you have a baby tooth?

Dental x-ray: The only way to verify that all your baby teeth are gone is through a dental x-ray and your dentist examination. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What can happen if u don't fill a cavity in a baby tooth?

What can happen if u don't fill a cavity in a baby tooth?

Nothing good: Baby teeth 'hold space' for the adult teeth. If a cavity is untreated in a baby tooth for an extended period of time, the space for the adult tooth may be lost (in addition to the potential for pain/swelling/infection in the baby tooth). Thereby crowding the adult teeth. But, if a baby tooth is about to be lost, then a filling will not be necessary. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Abscessed baby tooth with no pain or boil, is this normal?

Abscessed baby tooth with no pain or boil, is this normal?

See a dentist: Most likely, what you are seeing is something called an eruption cyst. Eruption cysts are not uncommon and are nothing to worry about. However, you must go to a dentist to determine if, in fact, this is an eruption cyst. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I need to extract my baby tooth to get braces?

Baby tooth: Whether or not you need to have any teeth extracted is a decision based on the orthodontic treatment plan.
You need to discuss this with your orthodontist. ...Read more