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Dental Terms

Dental Terms

Deciduous Teeth Thornhill

Deciduous teeth, often referred to as primary teeth, baby teeth, temporary teeth, or milk teeth, constitute the initial set of teeth in the developmental process of humans and certain other diphyodont mammals. These teeth begin to form during the embryonic stage of development and typically emerge or "erupt" into the mouth during infancy. Deciduous teeth serve as placeholders for the eventual permanent teeth that will replace them. However, in the absence of permanent replacements, they can continue to function effectively for several years.

It's important to recognize that deciduous teeth play a crucial role in a child's oral health and development. They aid in proper chewing, speech development, and the alignment of the jaw and permanent teeth. While they are eventually shed, caring for these early teeth is essential to ensure a healthy transition to a full set of permanent teeth.

Visit Rosedale Dental in Thornhill for Dental Care

If you have questions about your child's deciduous teeth or require dental care in Thornhill, don't hesitate to reach out to our practice. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria Morales Rollinson by calling (905) 886-9900. Our dental office is conveniently located at 531 Atkinson Avenue in Thornhill, ON. We are committed to providing comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages, including children with deciduous teeth.

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure the health and well-being of your child's deciduous teeth and to facilitate a smooth transition to permanent teeth as they grow.

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