too many teeth?
Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:06 PM
Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:25 PM
The first being evolution. Our jaws are becoming smaller as the foods we eat become easier to eat. Meat is bread to be softer and not need as much chewing and we also eat more pasta, rice and so on, things that dont require a huge powerful jaw. Its been happening for 100's of years and will continue to happen very slowly but it does mean that many people cannot fit a full set of teeth in their mouths.
Babby teeth are slower to fall out and adult teeth slower to drop down as again we don't need them as much as we use to in history. If you think baby teeth fall out to make room for big strong hunting teeth but we have no need for such big and strong theeth these days.
There are toher factors as well such as some people's baby teeth just don't fall out and the adult teeth come down. There are thoughts that certain foods in high quantity can effect the way teeth grow by providing them with extra calcium or a poor diet makes teeth weak.
Hope that helps!
Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:21 PM
the dentist was very surprized and said it was very unusal he was 8 at the time
for the past year he has had a small brace at the back of his teeth as they are too squashed he is going to the dentist next week
I will let you know if it has worked or not
Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:22 PM
I hope it all gets sorted and munchkin you are a mind full of information..
Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:41 AM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:56 AM
I know many parents have had far less traumatic a time than i had but that was something awful last week.
My only advice would be if you do have to go down that route ask the most stupid of questions first and insist on things like pain relief be given before she comes round.
I know she is a bit older so the tooth fairy probably aint so much an issue but if she is curious and wants to see her teeth be warned that she will not get to.
Sorry if i am ranting a bit--this is still a bit of a raw nerve here.
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