Baby born with a tooth! What to do?

Natal Teeth is a term that describes a baby born with a tooth or teeth, however the term neonatal teeth implies for a tooth that erupt within the subsequent 30 days after the baby has born. (Figure 1)

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Teeth Stained! What to do?

Staining is classified into two types:

  1. Extrinsic Staining
  2. Intrinsic Staining

Extrinsic Staining, as the name implies its caused by extrinsic agents like tea, coffee, mouthwashes, tobacco use, any restorative procedures such silver restorations (amalgam) on the outer surface of the teeth.

They can be treated with a mixture of a specific powder and a toothpaste in the dental clinic.

After removal of the stains, brush your teeth twice a day with flossing to prevent recurrence.

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Physiologic Tooth Movement: Eruption & Shedding

The jaws of an infant can accommodate only a few small teeth. Because teeth, when formed, cannot increase in size, the larger jaws of the adult require not only more but also bigger teeth. This accommodation is accomplished with two dentitions. The first is the deciduous or primary dentition, and the second is the permanent or secondary dentition (Figure 1 & 2).

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