adult tooth


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Noun1.adult tooth - any of the 32 teeth that replace the deciduous teeth of early childhood and (with luck) can last until old ageadult tooth - any of the 32 teeth that replace the deciduous teeth of early childhood and (with luck) can last until old age
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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"The enamel of a child's tooth is 50 per cent thinner than the enamel of an adult tooth, so if decay starts, it causes more damage, more quickly.
Retained teeth interfere with proper positioning of the corresponding adult tooth. In the case of a lower canine, that could mean shifting the adult tooth so that it is growing into the roof of the mouth.
Chevalier said that the adult tooth would help fill a gap between the very few oldest human fossils, notably found in Spain and Germany, and more recent ones.
“Nearly 75% of all adult tooth loss is the result of periodontal disease,” says Dr.
Orkney was the cheapest for adult tooth care, at PS23, while the cost of treating kids in the Western Isles was the lowest at PS32.
nakd rhubard & Custard, 75p each (128 cals per bar) A raw fruit and nut bar tailored to the adult tooth: just dates, cashews and raisins and a bit of natural flavouring.
Most dentists don't recommend replacing baby teeth as they often become infected and damage the adult tooth underneath.
Isotope ratios of strontium and lead from adult tooth enamel show distinct groups at Niah Cave's West Mouth organized by dietary catchment.
If an adult tooth is knocked out, try to put it back into the socket as quickly as you can and hold it there.
Milk teeth should not be reinserted as they may damage the adult tooth underneath.

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