baby tooth


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baby tooth

baby tooth

n
(Dentistry) another term for milk tooth

decid′uous tooth`


n.
one of the temporary teeth of a mammal, in humans amounting to 20, that are replaced by the permanent teeth. Also called baby tooth, milk tooth.
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Noun1.baby tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)baby 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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Sometimes permanent teeth don't have enough room to grow in properly, possibly because a baby tooth is in the way.
Sometimes permanent teeth do not have enough room to grow in properly, possibly because a baby tooth is in the way.
Don't let the permanent one grow halfway out or more, while the baby tooth is still in place.
Back off [Leah] for baby tooth extractions," the South Dakota based dentist wrote Tuesday.
DON'T FORGET THE TOOTH FAIRY Teach your children about the Tooth Fairy so that when they lose their first baby tooth, it is an exciting moment, not one to be feared.
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The Happy Teeth line currently consists of Pure Baby Tooth brush by Radius and a Natural, Non-Fluoridated Baby Toothpaste that is free of harsh abrasives, artificial preservatives, flavors and colors.
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.