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Can you tell whether a tooth is a baby tooth or permanent tooth just by looking at it?

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Dr. Craig Fisk
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes

While it may take some practice and familiarity with dental anatomy, it is usually easy to tell a baby tooth from a permanent tooth.
The biggest difference is the tooth's size. With few exceptions. Baby teeth typically look like smaller (1/2 size) versions of their permanent counterparts.

In brief: Yes

While it may take some practice and familiarity with dental anatomy, it is usually easy to tell a baby tooth from a permanent tooth.
The biggest difference is the tooth's size. With few exceptions. Baby teeth typically look like smaller (1/2 size) versions of their permanent counterparts.
Dr. Craig Fisk
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Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Most of the times, a trained dentist is able to identify a tooth as to whether it is a baby or permanent tooth just by looking at it.

In brief: Yes

Most of the times, a trained dentist is able to identify a tooth as to whether it is a baby or permanent tooth just by looking at it.
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Dr. Shokri Wahib
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