Basic Care For Your Teeth From Birth to Adulthood

From Birth to Adulthood See Your Teeth A child's mouth contains 20 temporary teeth, called primary teeth, baby teeth, or deciduous teeth, consisting of the following teeth types: 4 second molarszahnaufhellung produkte 4 first molars 4 cuspids (also called canine or eye teeth) 4 lateral incisors 4 central incisors For each set of four teeth, two teeth are located in the upper arch (one on each side of the mouth) and two are located in the lower arch (one on each side of the mouth). Permanent Teeth The adult mouth contains 32 permanent teeth, consisting of the following teeth types: 4 third molars (also called wisdom teeth) 4 second molars (also called 12-year molars) 4 first molars (also called 6-year molars) 4 second bicuspids (also called second premolars) 4 first bicuspids (also called first premolars) 4 cuspids (also called canine or eye teeth) 4 lateral incisors micro motor 4 central incisors Teeth Functions.

 
Your teeth are used for: Biting and tearing. The central incisors and lateral incisors are primarily used for biting and cutting and canine teeth are primarily used for tearing food. Grinding and crushing. The premolars, molars, and wisdom teeth are primarily used for chewing and grinding food. Internal Structure of TeethUltraschall Scaler Each tooth consists of three main parts - the crown, the neck and root. The crown is the visible part of the tooth.
 
Once your primary dentition has erupted, the buds of your adult teeth, known as your permanent teeth (adult teeth), begin to grow in the bone. The growth of the permanent tooth is what begins to resorb the root structure of your primary teeth. The process of resorption is similar to dissolving. The roots of the teeth are what holds them securely in your jaw bone, so during root resrobtion (as the roort is dissolving), the primary tooth beomes loose and eventually falls out. Resorption is why there are no roots on baby teeth when they fall out.
 
Biting and tearing. The central incisors and lateral incisors are primarily used for biting and cutting and canine teeth are primarily used for tearing food.Grinding and crushing. The premolars, molars, and wisdom teeth are primarily used for chewing and grinding food.
 
Many dentists recommend using only plain water for brushing up to the age of 2. This is because young children swallow toothpaste and swallowing too much fluoride may lead to tooth discoloration in permanent teeth. Ask your dentist if toothpaste should be used. Also, check the manufacturer's label; some toothpastes are not recommended in children under age 6. If a toothpaste is to be used, squeeze out about a green pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste onto the toothbrush.
 
Fluoride is safe for children. Fluoride is a natural mineral that protects and strengthens the teeth against the formation of cavities. Using it early in your child's life will provide extra protection for developing teeth. Find out if your tap water contains fluoride by calling your local water authority. If your tap water does not contain fluoride, ask your dentist if you should give your child a fluoride supplement.
 
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