Other names of baby tooth:
Baby teeth may also call Deciduous teeth, temporary teeth, milk teeth, primary teeth.
It is called so because it erupts at the age of 6 months.
Deciduous is the name of a tree that has the ability to shed its leaves, babies tooth also shed, so, called Deciduous teeth.
Baby tooth called primary teeth because these are the first set of teeth in the mouth.
It is called so because primary teeth stay in the mouth for less than a decay and replaced by permanent teeth.
It is said that primary teeth grew as a result of mother’s milk which washes baby’s gum, called milk teeth.
Following are the age of the eruption of teeth:
1- Central incisors grow at the age of 6-12 months.
2- Lateral incisors grow at the age of 9-16 months.
3- First molars grow at the age of 13-19 months.
4- Second molars grow at the age of 22-33 months.
When do teeth start to develop?
Primary teeth formation starts in the first trimester.
Second teeth formation starts in the second trimester.
=> Any disturbance in the health of pregnant lady may not only affect primary teeth but also secondary teeth formation.
1- It is essential for the growth of oral cavity.
2- Formation of jaws depends on primary teeth.
3- These teeth are important for baby’s speech, smile, chew and play.
4- They take part in the development and growth.
5- When they lost,they replaced by permanent teeth.
6- They develop during embryonic stage development and erupt.
Primary dentition stage:
Primary teeth formation starts during the embryonic stage of pregnancy. The development of primary teeth starts at the 6 weeks of tooth development as tooth laminate. This development starts in the midline and spread back into the posterior region.
When an embryo is 8 weeks old, 10 teeth will continue to erupt.
In dentition, total teeth are 20 in number.
Causes of damaging teeth:
1- Leaving milk bottle in the mouth during sleeping.
2- Taking irregular food like sweets, snacks…
Dental care tips for mum:
1- By brushing
2- By flossing
3- Load up on fruits
4- Visit your doctor
1- Cleaning baby mouth daily.
2- Don’t let the child sleep with the bottle.
3- Regular meal should be allowed.
So, these are the discription of baby teeth, follow them and live a happy life.