How to use Baby-teeth in a sentence
One of the major milestones in your infant's first year will be the development of his baby teeth.
There are many reasons why teen braces are a good idea for someone whose baby teeth have all fallen out and been replaced by permanent teeth.
By 12 to 15 months all of the baby teeth within the gums have formed crowns.
Most children have all 20 baby teeth by the age of two-and-a-half to three years.
Once all of the baby teeth have erupted, the tongue adapts to their shape and the child's pre-teeth swallowing pattern switches to an adult pattern.Advertisement
Children start losing their baby teeth at about age six, after the permanent front teeth are almost formed beneath the gums.
The pressure of the developing permanent teeth causes the roots of the baby teeth to dissolve.
Without their anchor in the jaw, the baby teeth loosen and eventually fall out.
Most children lose their lower front baby teeth first.
The earlier that the baby teeth come in, the earlier they will fall out.Advertisement
Most children have lost all of their baby teeth by age 13.
If the baby teeth are properly positioned and aligned, the six-year-molars usually erupt properly.
If the baby teeth are pushed too close together, the six-year-molars will be too far forward, crowding the permanent teeth that erupt in front of them.
The enamel on baby teeth is thinner and softer than on permanent teeth and decay can move through it very rapidly.
Both the baby teeth and the permanent teeth are usually affected, particularly the eight front teeth and the six-year or first molars.Advertisement
Flossing should begin as soon as all of the baby teeth have erupted.
The rapidity with which decay can advance in baby teeth necessitates periodic dental examinations and cleanings.
At the very least, a child should see a dentist by age two-and-a-half or when all of the baby teeth have erupted.
The baby teeth do not erupt properly or seem crowded.
A child continues to thumb-suck or suck on a pacifier after all of the baby teeth have erupted.Advertisement
Although the child will eventually develop adult teeth to replace the baby teeth, missing baby teeth can result in overcrowding when the adult teeth come in.
Missing baby teeth can also result in the adult teeth coming in crooked, the child having to chew on one side of his or her mouth, and speech delays.
Many dentists believe that neither pacifier use nor thumb sucking should continue once all of the baby teeth have erupted.