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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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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 causes baby teeth loose?

What causes baby teeth loose?

You don't: Mother nature does. As permanent teeth develop roots of baby teeth dissolve away and baby tooth falls out. Once baby tooth root has dissolved away enough, and the remaining crown starts to loosen, wiggling the baby tooth may help it fall out. If not sure, ask your very knowledgeable well-trained general dentist, pediatric dental specialist, or orthodontic specialist. ...Read more

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How many baby teeth are there?

How many baby teeth are there?

20: Normally there are twenty baby teeth, ten in each jaw. They start appearing by the age of six months and should be complete by about two and half years. They then start falling off from the age of 6 years and continue falling till about 13 years ...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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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 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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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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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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Can children have baby teeth come in wrong?

Can children have baby teeth come in wrong?

Absolutely: And there can be many reasons, too numerous to mention here. To find out why the baby teeth are crooked, your child should see a growth and development specialist. See a pediatric dentist 98when only baby teeth are present, see an orthodontist once 1s't permanent tooth erupts, about age 7. Ask your family dentist for referral to the correct specialist. ...Read more

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When do all your baby teeth usually come out?

When do all your baby teeth usually come out?

Varies...: On average, 12 years of age is typical, but just this week I saw a little girl not quite yet 9 years old having lost all of her baby teeth already, and in the past I have had patients as old as 15 losing their last one. Having seen thousands of kids over the last 10 years I can honestly say that average is 12 and range of normal can be as wide as 8 to 15. ...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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How do I get my baby teeth to fall out faster?

How do I get my baby teeth to fall out faster?

You can't: Nature has a plan for losing baby teeth and replacement by permanent teeth. You really can't change that time table. If a baby tooth loosens, but doesn't fall out easily, there may be a number of reasons, including tooth/jaw malrelationship problems. If your child is exchanging teeth it's time to go for an orthodontic consult. Better too early than too late, which can cause complications. ...Read more

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How many baby teeth are there in a normal human?

How many baby teeth are there in a normal human?

20 TEETH: There are 20 primary teeth. Most complete the teething process by 2-21/2 years of age. ...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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Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Its possible: There are some rare cases in which baby teeth are not lost, although most people do lose all their baby teeth. ...Read more

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How badly can it hurt to get 5 baby teeth cut out?

Depends: Every one has their own pain threshold and feels pain differently. Some can function quite normally and some need a few days to feel better. Baby teeth are generally easier to handle with much less discomfort. With adequate anesthesia there should be no pain during the procedure. Also i'm quite sure they don't need to be "cut out". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: baby teeth?

What is the definition or description of: baby teeth?

Baby Teeth Are...: 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 teeth or deciduous teeth. ...Read more

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What age do u expect baby teeth to start falling off?

What age do u expect baby teeth to start falling off?

Genetic control: Probably at the same age their parents did. Girls usually enter the transitional dentition about age 6, boys at age 7. The order, timing, and size-relationship are all extremely important in successful transition from baby to permanent teeth. Important to have your child seen by an orthodontist by age 7. Sometimes guidance is required. ...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