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Could children grind their teeth?

Could children grind their teeth?

Grinding teeth: Children many times will begin to grind their teeth as their eruption patterns change. They have many primary/baby teeth that are becoming loose and coming out and new permanent teeth erupting and their bite or occlusion changes all the time. They tend to grind during this ever changing occlusion. ...Read more

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 age should children lose baby teeth?

What age should children lose baby teeth?

Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7. ...Read more

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Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Should orthodontist pull child's teeth for braces if crowded?

Sometimes: Every patient is different with skeletal and dental presentations that may warrant removal of teeth. I am of the philosophical school of orthodontics that believes that expansion of the lower teeth, if more than just mild, will end in relapse or periodontal breakdown. By careful case selection and understanding growth and harmony of the face, extractions can be very successful. ...Read more

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At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

G & D decision: The appropriate time to begin orthodontic rx is a crana-facial growth and development decision, not an age decision. Children should have their first orthodontic check-up as a 7th birthday present. That way the orthodontist can decide with you the best path of care for your child. See a qualified university trained orthodontic specialist now for guidance. ...Read more

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My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

My 12 year old is growing her adult teeth behind some baby teeth?

Crowding: Usually when permanent teeth erupt behind the baby teeth, it is due to not enough space for the tooth to erupt into the mouth. Should be evaluated by a dentist or orthodontist. ...Read more

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How to brush child's teeth.thaтnks?

How to brush child's teeth.thaтnks?

Best information: Here is a site giving you the best information available on how to brush a child's teeth https://www.dhsv.org.au/dental-advice/general-dental-advice/children/how-to-brush-your-childs-teeth ...Read more

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What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

What age most do kids lose their milk teeth?

Ages 6-12: Although timing can vary, the 20 baby teeth usually begin shedding at age 6-7 and the process goes on until ages 11-14. A wonderful 7th birthday present would be to take your child to an orthodontist who can monitor their growth and development to assure the process goes well. ...Read more

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Can kids out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Can kids out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Sometimes: If parents were brought up in nutritionally limited times and locations during their childhoods, then it is likely that their children would outstrip them in height if they were not nutritionally disadvantaged. Some of the difference could also be genetic. ...Read more

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What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

Current research: indicates that it is due to poor airway. The child needs to be evaluated by a dentist versed in treating sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing and by a MD to order a sleep study if possible. ...Read more

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What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

What causes a child to grind their teeth while sleeping? Baby teeth were ground down. I worry now about adult teeth. The child is 8.

Sleep bruxism: The cause(s) of bruxism are not fully understood. Causes include stress and anxiety, sleep disorder, misalignment of teeth, aggressive or hyperactive personality. Give that baby teeth were ground down, i would recommend you see a pediatric dentist to evaluate the integrity of your 8 yr olds permanent teeth and strategies to keep your childs adult teeth intact. ...Read more

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Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Can you get wisdom teeth at age six-teen?

Yes: It is sometimes better to take them out while they are just forming. The roots have not fully developed. Without full development the procedure and healing time is faster. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can kids run fevers from adult teeth growing in?

Can kids run fevers from adult teeth growing in?

How high?: A fever less than 101 is often reported when teething (at any age). Over 101 probably means a coincidental infection, such as a viral cold. If concerned, see your dentist to make sure everything's ok. ...Read more

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Can kids really out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Can kids really out grow their parents in height because nutrition?

Possibly: Genetic height potential is predicted as 1/2 the combined parental height + 2.5 inches for a boy and - 2.5 inches for a girl. If either parent had poor nutrition during important growth periods, a child could certainly exceed the basic height prediction based on a parents final height. If not, they are likely not to see much difference. ...Read more

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Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Loose tooth on kids dangerous?

Depends: There is a concern with very loose teeth. The chance that the infant or child might inhale a loose tooth into the windpipe has pushed some to recommend their removal.Most do not meet the level of loosness needed for this problem to occur. ...Read more

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If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

If parents don't vaccinate their kids arent they putting out kids at risk?

Yes: Some chose the "can't happen to us " lifestyle & buy into the misinformation provide by the vaccine hater crowd. Unfortunately that does have fatal consequences.At least 10 un-vaccinated infants have died from whooping cough this year.As long as we have local & international air travel, a sick carrier can bring a deadly germ to your town overnight & show up at your mall/store & expose your kids. ...Read more

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Do thumb-sucking and pacifiers ruin children's teeth and bites?

Do thumb-sucking and pacifiers ruin children's teeth and bites?

No: Thumbsucking and pacifier-sucking don't "ruin" teeth, but they will lead to more overbite in the baby's front teeth. Be sure these habits go away before the permanent teeth come. Throw out the pacifiers no later than when throwing out the bottles (around age 20-24 months). Since many or most kids get braces to straighten their teeth in the teen years, an overbite should be easily correctable. ...Read more

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Dentist wants to pull child's canine teeth due to crowding?

Dentist wants to pull child's canine teeth due to crowding?

See orthodontist: Assuming you mean baby canines, very common to transfer crowding from front to the sides. Does not eliminate crowding, moves crowding to where it can best be treated later, not advisable to remove permanent canines under almost any circumstances. Before you do anything have your child examined by an orthodontic specialist...1st orthodontic check-up age 7. ...Read more

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Do dentists use teeth clamps on gaps in teeth?

Do dentists use teeth clamps on gaps in teeth?

Gaps? Teeth clamps?: I think you need to be more specifice here. I know what gaps between teeth are but i can't begin to figure teeth clamps. We use some devices to help fill teeth when they are missing a side. And those can be viewed as clamps. And these fillings can close gaps. To get a better answer...Go see a dentist and get a live opinion. ...Read more

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