know more about teeth structure and function

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know more about teeth structure and function

Healthy teeth can guarantee a good overall health condition. Some people think dental conditions and oral health is completely depending on your genetic codes but it’s not. Your dental care routine and dental treatments are much more important than your genes. In Smile Clinic London we believe that it is essential to understand different types of teeth to know how to deal with them, if you don’t know anything about toot structure, how can you make sure products or treatments you are planning for can be useful? In London dental smiles clinic, we appreciate healthy habits and treatments that lead you to a better life.

What is Milk teeth?

When babies are born, they don’t have any teeth. After six months of their birth, teeth start developing out of their gum line. The growth of their teeth started before the baby is born. So when they are born, they have teeth, but they’re hidden in their gum. This development helps them to drink breast milk much easier. Because of this reason, pregnancy habits and diet have an effective impact on the baby’s teeth. On average milk, teeth start to come through when your baby is 6 and 12 months old.

When your baby reaches 3 years of age, you can expect to see at least 20 teeth in their mouth. Other teeth in their mouth appear till the age of 11. Some kids have faster development in their mouth but some of them have latency in teeth growing. Milk teeth start to fall out after the age of 5. Usually, children experience teeth falling at the same time they enter the school.

What is adult teeth?

Between ages 12 to 14 children lost all of their milk teeth, adult teeth or permanent teeth are the replacement for milk teeth. They are bigger than milk teeth and have more density in comparison with milk teeth.

Adult teeth will amount to 32 teeth in total that which means, 12 more teeth instead of 20 milk teeth. So the jaw and gum pain during the adult teeth development is completely normal. 4 adult teeth that are known as wisdom teeth, will grow in the 20s. they normally grow later around the age of 17 and 21. But it is not a rule, some people don’t grow wisdom teeth at all.

Our dentist in Smile clinic London will be able to see the condition of your wisdom teeth through x-ray photography. They can predict the growth of wisdom teeth according to the situation of the tooth root in your jawbone.

As we said before, everybody has a different situation with wisdom teeth. Some of them have problems when their wisdom teeth start growing. This problem can be related to the shape of your jaw (a tiny upper or lower jaw can lead you to a crowded mouth). Also, the direction of growing wisdom teeth can make problems with nearby teeth.

In this situation, your dentist offers you to remove wisdom teeth. Removal of wisdom teeth depends on the positioning of wisdom teeth in your mouth, so removing wisdom teeth is not for everyone.

The removal process also can differ from person to person, some people need dental surgery to remove wisdom teeth but some of them can easily remove their teeth with a normal tooth removal process.

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How different are teeth from each other?

  • Incisors:  incisors teeth are the big front teeth that are used for chopping and cutting some kinds of fruits and food into little bits. Probably the last time you use them was eating an apple. Everyone has four of them on the bottom and four on the top of their mouth.
  • Canine: canine teeth help you in tearing chewy foods like meat. in simple words, they are vampires’ teeth in your mouth. everyone has two of them in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw. They are the most important teeth in mammals that help them to eat meats and became an omnivore among the other species on the planet.
  • Premolars: premolars teeth are located near your canine teeth. Premolars teeth help you to smash foods and make them easier for your stomach to absorb. A complete set of adult teeth will typically include eight premolars, four on the top and four on the bottom row of teeth. We rely on these teeth to grind and compress food bits. They have completely different functions Unlike thin and sharp teeth in your mouth, they are larger and broader, having a flat surface area on the bottom. Because of these features, they have a higher risk for decay.
  • Molars: They are bigger than premolars and are the last teeth in your mouth. Wisdom teeth are the same as them. Every adult has 8 of them in total. They are the strongest teeth in your mouth which grinds foods to become safe to swallow.
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