baby tooth

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Synonyms for baby tooth

one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)

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We had to stop them piercing his hard palate but also the adult lower canines erupt inside the baby teeth.
She has a complex condition and had come in for a surgical orthopaedic procedure, during which five baby teeth needed to be removed while she was under general anaesthetic.
They talk about losing baby teeth, and when that is likely to happen (in kindergarten).
Delayed Eruption - If there is dense tissue impeding the ability of the baby teeth to break through the gums, the tissue needs to be removed to allow the natural process to occur and ensure that no other issues result.
Even though the baby teeth fall out, it is still important to protect them from injury and cavities.
Among people who live below federal poverty guidelines in this country, just more than half of 2- to 5-year-olds and about 60 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds already have decayed or filled baby teeth, according to CDC bar charts.
However, re-calcification activities are reined in when infants begin to develop baby teeth or during the period when children start developing permanent teeth.
Baby teeth begin developing as early as six weeks in utero, and vitamin D is known to be involved with the formation of protective tooth enamel, lead author Robert Schroth explained in a phone interview.
In particular, some of the preschoolers were denied professional dental health care (by their parents) because of the parents' beliefs about dental health (such as there being no need for children to see a dentist because the children's baby teeth would be replaced by permanent adult teeth).
These baby teeth, or deciduous teeth, grow in at a size that fits your jawbone at the time.
Halpern uses an episode in which Lisa Simpson inadvertently produces a town full of miniature life forms from one of her baby teeth to ponder the emergence of life on Earth.
In extreme cases, dentists have reported that toddlers need to have their baby teeth removed just six months after they have come through.
The RPHP has also been studying radiation levels in baby teeth of children around the country.