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Things To Do For Toddlers Have Chipped Or Broken Teeth

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Many toddlers have chipped or broken teeth. Usually the tooth gets chipped or broken accidentally during play. Just about anything can cause a tooth injury: falling and landing face-first, running into something, being hit in the mouth by a toy, and so on.

Unlike adult teeth, toddler teeth need not — and often cannot — be fixed. Even if a tooth is knocked out entirely, most dentists will leave a hole until the permanent tooth fills in the gap.

The reason for this is that young children do not need all of their teeth to maintain the shape and integrity of the jaw.

When an adult loses a tooth, the jaw shape will change over time. But when a child loses a tooth, the jaw almost always continues to grow normally despite the missing tooth, and eventually a perma­nent tooth will come in to fill its place. Read the rest of this entry »