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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING IN THE WORLD IS CHILDREN’S SMILE AND THE REASON BEHIND IT IS MILK TEETH


WHAT IS MILK TEETH?
Milk teeth are nothing but the Deciduous teeth also called as Temporary teeth or Baby teeth. Total no of milk teeth is 20. By the time the child attains 3 years of age, the entire set of 20 teeth arrives in the mouth. Sometimes teeth might erupt before the birth and those teeth are called natal teeth. Teeth which erupts in the 1st Month of life is called Neonatal teeth.

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF MILK TEETH?

  • Speech
  • Biting and Chewing
  • Nutrition
  • Maintains and guides the eruption of permanent teeth
  • Development of jaw bones and facial muscles.
  • Aesthetic


WHY SHOULD WE RESTORE THE CAVITY OF MILK TEETH?
Usually parents ask why should we fill or restore the temporary teeth which is going to shed. The reason behind is when we neglect the caries in milk tooth, the infection might gradually reach the root area leading to pain and damage the underlying permanent tooth. Hence it is important to take care of your milk teeth.

DO MILK TEETH INFLUENCES THE POSITION OF PERMANENT TEETH?
The answer YES. Timely eruption and shedding of milk teeth should be noted by the parents. When either of this get disturbed the space and eruption position of underlying permanent teeth will also get disturbed leading to Malalignment.