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How many sets of baby teeth does every child have?

How many sets of baby teeth does every child have?

One: 20 of them that erupt between 6 months and 3 years. And they need care. As soon as 1st baby tooth erupts, and no later than age 1, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist. Don't wait "till 2-3. And by the way, 1st orthodontic check up age 7. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades of pediatric practice I have never seen or heard of a kid born with a full set of teeth.In that time I have had 4-5 born with 1 or 2. ...Read more

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I have baby teeth that need to be extracted, my grownup teeth are full grown underneath, when pulled how long will it take for teeth to grow into place?

I have baby teeth that need to be extracted, my grownup teeth are full grown underneath, when pulled how long will it take for teeth to grow into place?

Depends see a DDS: This is an unusual situation. If the permanent tooth is underneath the baby tooth it will usually resorb (dissolve) the roots of the baby tooth and erupt. You should have a panoramic x-ray taken to see the development of the permanent tooth. Is it in the correct position to erupt? Your dentist can tell you better with a radiograph. ...Read more

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How much time does it takes for a baby to have full set of teeth?

How much time does it takes for a baby to have full set of teeth?

Teeth: 20 baby teeth erupt between 6 months to 3 years. 32 permanent teeth erupt between ages 6 and 21. 1st dental examination age1. 1st orthodontic examination age 7. Pediatric dental specialists and orthodontic specialists are growth and development experts. See a pro. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to fall out?

What causes our baby teeth to fall out?

Permanent teeth: cause root resorption and baby tooth exfoliates. ...Read more

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Is it normal to put crowns on baby teeth?

Is it normal to put crowns on baby teeth?

Yes: Crowns are used on primary teeth if there is significant amount of tooth missing due to decay or fracture. They are also used if the tooth had root canal therapy, to protect the tooth. ...Read more

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What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

What causes our baby teeth to become loose?

Dissolving roots: The roots on the primary teeth resorb as the secondary teeth push on them as they erupt. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have lost my baby teeth?

How to determine if I have lost my baby teeth?

Good question: Some adults retain baby teeth. Children should have 20 baby teeth which exfoliate giving way to the adult teeth. Some baby teeth may not have adult teeth underneath them and may be retained. The only way to find this out is by going to a dentist and having either a panoramic x-ray or periapical x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have most of my baby teeth at 16?

Is it normal to have most of my baby teeth at 16?

No, but....: It's not normal to retain them that long but if you have permanent teeth to replace them it is not a major problem. If you are missing some permanent teeth it can get complicated. You should see a dentist for x-rays to see what you have and where. ...Read more

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What are the differences between our baby teeth and adult teeth?

What are the differences between our baby teeth and adult teeth?

The major difference: is that one set is temporary or disposable and the other is not. Structurally the baby teeth have a very thin enamel layer and a thinner inner or dentin layer compared to permanent teeth. Baby teeth aid in the growth and development of the jaw bones and hold space for the adult teeth to erupt. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between our baby teeth and adult teeth?

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What are the similarities between our baby teeth and adult teeth?

A few things...: 1) they both have 3 layers - enamel, dentin, pulp (or nerves, arteries and veins). 2) they both are important for growth and development of facial bones and structures. 3) they help with speech, chewing, and esthetics. 4) they are specialized - front teeth are blades to help cut, canines help tear, and molars help grind and pulverize food. ...Read more

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Can a baby teeth at 8 weeks old?

Can a baby teeth at 8 weeks old?

Rare: Most children begin teething about 6 months, but 2 months not unheard of. More probably an enamel pearl, a small calcified nodule that erupts and falls out. Take your child to a pediatric dental specialist (pedodontist), as opposed to general dentist, general physician, or pediatrician, for examination. ...Read more

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Can it hurt to get baby teeth pulled?

Can it hurt to get baby teeth pulled?

Anesthesia: Pulling teeth, baby or permanent, is a surgical procedure. Surgery hurts. That's why your dentist or oral surgical specialist will use the appropriate anesthesia (local or general) to make the procedure painless. ...Read more

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Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Girls: Girls tend to loose their teeth earlier and get their permanent teeth earlier than boys. However this can vary by child. ...Read more

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Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth?

Can your permanent teeth come after your baby teeth?

Yes,: Yes that's the way it usually works. I'm not sure if there was some other question you meant to ask. ...Read more

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Any benefit saving baby teeth, like for DNA analysis?

Stem cells: Pulp chamber of a healthy just extracted tooth, or a just exfoliated baby tooth. Is rife with stm cells. Other than that..... ...Read more

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Is it common to lose your baby teeth at four years old?

Is it common to lose your baby teeth at four years old?

No: Baby teeth start to fall out around age 6. So 4 is too early, but not impossible. Please take her to a pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about getting a full set of teeth veneers?

Can you tell me about getting a full set of teeth veneers?

Veneers: A marvelous treatment modality in specific cases. Remember that to do veneers requires preparation of the tooth surface, a surgical procedure, and then a lifetime of maintenance. Please discuss the advisability of addressing your esthetic concerns with your dentist. Know that orthodontic treatment may be less expensive and less invasive than full mouth restorations. ...Read more

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Does everybody lose all theirr baby teeth, even the molars?

Does everybody lose all theirr baby teeth, even the molars?

Yes: Yes. There are 20 primary or "baby" teeth. The only time a baby tooth may not be lost, is if there is no permanent tooth to replace it. ...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