primary set of teeth (milk teeth, baby teeth) numbers twenty
in all, both in the upper arch and lower arch (ten in each arch). There
are no Premolars and third molars in the primary set. The primary set also
differs in size with the permanent set.
If you have keenly observed your babies, then first
ever teeth to emerge in the oral cavity is the lower central incisor, normally
at 6-61/2 months old. The table below shows the sequence of eruption of
the primary set. When a child is aged 2-21/2 years, all the temporary teeth
are expected to be erupted.
||years, and some of them are in use from the very
early age of 6 months (when the firs baby teeth erupts) until the age of
12 years (when the last of the baby teeth are exfoliated.)
This tender age are the years when the development of the child is very
much needed. Also, the premature loss of a baby teeth will greatly affect
the alignment of the coming permanent teeth, and subsequently will cause
initiation of an abnormal occlusion. Did you know that, save for the permanent
molars, the primary dentition serves as a guide for the developing
| I find this part of the tour rather a delicate one.
People usually think of the baby teeth or the milk teeth as just really
temporary and should not be given serious attention. All of the baby
teeth are in use from the early age of 2 years until the age of 7
||permanent teeth to erupt to their proper places?
Usually, a premature loss of a primary teeth will cause the succeeding
permanent teeth to wander either lingually (towards the tongue or the palate)
or bucally, labially (towards the cheek or lip).