primary tooth


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primary tooth

n.
Any of the temporary first teeth of a young mammal. Also called baby tooth, deciduous tooth, milk tooth.
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Noun1.primary tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)primary tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)
child's body - the body of a human child
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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Within four months of using AcceleDent the spacing from the extracted primary tooth was completely closed by moving the impacted canine into its place," said Tapler whose orthodontist, Dr.
The infection and the pus of the primary tooth can spread beyond its roots and damage the structure and eruption path of the developing underlying permanent teeth.
A literature search showed that irritability, increased salivation, runny nose, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, rash, and sleep disturbance are associated with primary tooth eruption.
Oral hygiene: Oral hygiene measures should be implemented no later than the time of eruption of the first primary tooth.
Our results suggest that exposure to xylitol (8 grams per day) in a twice-daily topical oral syrup during primary tooth eruption could prevent up to 70 percent of decayed teeth," the authors said.
Revised, expanded, and strengthened since publication of the first edition in 2003, this second edition text covers dental disease in all its variety, from eruption of the first primary tooth to diseases in older patients.
Chelicera: fixed finger with a small basal rise and a rounded tip, ventral edge straight (although two specimens had a slight ventral concavity) with no apparent hooklike terminus; the mesal ventral groove a small, shallow apical cup; movable finger with large primary tooth, smaller anterior tooth, 1-2 intermediate teeth, the posterior being separated from primary tooth.
Its research showed 41 per cent of five-year-olds suffer from tooth decay and one in eight has at least one filled primary tooth and 57 per cent of eight-year-olds have dental decay in their primary teeth.
When a primary tooth is lost before a permanent one is ready to appear, the adjoining teeth may tilt toward the space.
This primary tooth of USNM 2225 is unusually short for a M3 of Mammut americanum, which normally is about 160 to 225 mm long (Skeels, 1962; Lucas, 1987).