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February 25, 2010


Keep track of when your baby gets his/her teeth with this helpful chart!


Some teeth info:
Children have 20 primary teeth.

Adults have 32 permanent teeth.

Three types of teeth that people will talk about and expect you to know now that you are a mom:

Incisors bite and cut food.

Cuspids bite and tear food.

Molars grind and chew food.

Dentist talk:
Crown - the visible part of a tooth.

Dentin - the hard but porous tissue located under the enamel. Dentin is harder than bone.

Enamel - the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth.

Gums - the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth.

Pulp - the soft center of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves; it nourishes the dentin.

Root - the part of a tooth that you can not see. It holds the tooth in place.

We learned in our Little Movers class at Becoming Maternity Centre that teeth can come in anytime from 4mths+ and that some little ones are bothered by them and others are not. The great thing about teething is that if your kid is acting up before the age of 2--it is within your right to blame it on teething! :)

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