What are Baby Teeth?

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Baby teeth, unlike what you might think, are very central to the overall health of an individual, both when they are a child and as they grow into an adult. What are you aware of about baby teeth? Learn a tiny bit more by reading this post we’ve assembled, and strive to aid your child to keep their chompers clean by brushing them two times a day and by flossing one time per day.

In Europe, they’re commonly defined as milk teeth. In Asia, they’re sometimes known as fall teeth. In the U.S., we call them deciduous teeth, primary teeth, temporary teeth and (most commonly) baby teeth. Baby teeth are the first chompers in the onset of humans and some other mammals. They develop as tooth buds in the embryo, then pass from the jaw through the gums during the first year of life. Baby teeth hold an important role in the growth of your child’s adult teeth, since the adult teeth will not come in correctly if the baby teeth have been lost too early.

To schedule your checkup with Dr. David Umansky and the Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry team, please phone 713-697-6453 to talk to our Humble, Texas, office. Don’t wait a second longer: your teeth will thank you!