Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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7 Facts about Baby Teeth

1.   Primary teeth are also called baby teeth

2.  By age 3 years, there are usually 20 primary teeth.

3.  The spacing between children’s baby teeth is
important because it allows enough room for the
bigger, permanent teeth.

4.   Primary teeth have thinner enamel and appear whiter  than permanent teeth.

5.   Disease may progress more quickly in primary teeth.

6.   The biting surfaces of molars are grooved                         
and pitted.

7.   Permanent teeth have wavy edges
when they erupt, which smooth out with normal
wear and tear.

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