Teeth start developing in the unborn baby. Good nutrition from the mother during pregnancy is important in tooth development. The mother's diet should have adequate amounts of calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, and vitamin D. Certain medicines such as tetracycline should not be taken during pregnancy.
Why Do I Still Have Baby Teeth as an Adult? | Adults With Baby Teeth
Special Offers. We all remember the thrill of losing a tooth during childhood. At first, it has a slight give to it. Then it becomes looser. Eventually, you play with it so much in your mouth it becomes impossible to ignore. Finally, it falls out maybe with a little coaxing.
Special Offers. For most children, all primary teeth are gone by early adolescence and adult teeth have grown in their place. The wisdom teeth erupt later, at around 17 to 21 years old. If the retained teeth don't cause any problems, adults with baby teeth probably don't have anything to worry about. In some cases, however, orthodontic treatment may be the best option to prevent serious issues.
Back to Healthy body. Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew food. How much do you know about them? Most children have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the time they're 3 years old.