deciduous teeth

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deciduous teeth

[di′sij·ə·wəs ′tēth]
(anatomy)
Teeth of a young mammal which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. Also known as milk teeth.
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Shelagh Johnston with John Lennon's baby tooth, left , and holding his National ID card, right; Pictures: JASON ROBERTS
In the town of Darkness Falls, local legend says an evil tooth fairy kills kids on the night they lose their last baby tooth.
Her ghost terrorises youngsters, striving to kill them on the night they lose their last baby tooth.
Ever since, her ghost has terrorised the community's youngsters killing them in their beds on the night they lose their last baby tooth.
When surveyed, more than 90 percent of the children still had at least one baby tooth and 76 percent had acquired at least one permanent tooth.
Ask them what is different between the baby tooth and adult tooth pictured.
In Pennsylvania, the baby tooth researchers tracked a rise in childhood cancers that corresponded with a reactor opening.
When baby teeth are lost and when permanent teeth erupt varies from person to person, but if a baby tooth does not fall out when it should, your dentist may recommend that it be removed.
This dissolves the roots of the baby tooth above each permanent tooth.