Milk teeth, spacing and crooked teeth, when you need the dentist


The teeth of the first dentition, the decidua (or “milk”), generally springing from an age of four months until the second year of the child’s life. This process is known in dentistry as a rash and be complete around three years of age, about six years, the teeth begins its natural parts, starting from the upper molars which will then make up the core of the permanent dentition.

Both elements of the deciduous series that those of the permanent series can be born already in wrong position. Sometimes it can happen that they made straight for themselves through muscle and functional balance of the oral cavity, other times it is necessary to intervene with orthodontic appliances.
Child showing off his lost tooth isolated on white

Around three years the eruption of milk teeth will be accomplished. If at that point the teeth will still be misaligned is recommended for children a dental visit, just to check for misalignment, as to control the structure and evolution of the mouth, to make sure that there are no cavities, which do not are vitiated habits that can adversely affect both the correct positioning of the teeth that in the development of the jaw bones, but above all to accustom from small children to the concept of oral hygiene, as well as to familiarize them with the figure of the dentist and the idea of the monitoring visit.


Why the milk teeth have many spaces between them?

Normally the dairy toothing is characterized by spacings between the various elements, said diastema. This arrangement should not alarm parents, as they usually lines up spontaneously during the transition to the permanent dentition, in fact the permanent teeth are larger than dairy.

The absence of diastema is often predictive of a future crowding in the permanent dentition.



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