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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Children whose previous visits were cavity-related and thus perhaps associated with shame or guilt experienced fewer positive emotions when they later lost their first baby tooth. If, however, previous dental appointments were the result of an accident, and thus an abrupt, unexpected and painful event, then the loss of the first milk tooth was more likely to be associated with positive emotions.
A permanent tooth releases a chemical that dissolves the roots of the baby tooth. The permanent tooth pushes the baby tooth out.
In inner city areas of Glasgow, Belfast, Cardif Liverpool, Manchester and London up to 20 per cent of five-year-olds had already had at least one baby tooth extracted because of decay.
Does it matter when you get a cavity on a baby tooth? Rachel Turner Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Those that received hDPSC treatment had tissue extracted from a healthy baby tooth.
"Sometimes permanent teeth do not have enough room to grow in properly, possibly because a baby tooth is in the way.
When a 'baby tooth' refuses to budge and does not get out of the way early enough, a 'permanent tooth' will grow instead where it can, and not necessarily in line or in the proper area.
According to Healthy People 2020, approximately 33 percent of children between the ages of three and five years old, and nearly 55 per cent of children ages six to nine, experienced cavities in at least one baby tooth from 1999 to 2004.
While the baby tooth can be functional for years, eventually it will need to be removed.
For its part, DR Products offers Spiffies Baby Tooth Wipes for use on children over 4 months old.