baby tooth

noun

Definition of baby tooth 

: a temporary tooth of a young mammal that in human dentition includes four incisors, two canines, and four molars in each jaw : milk tooth, deciduous tooth If one of my sisters or brothers or I lost a baby tooth, we always put it in an envelope under our pillow.— Ian Frazier By the time a dog is about a year old, the baby teeth will have been gradually replaced by 42 permanent teeth …— Tom Ewing

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The nail penetrates the skin and goes into a pocket between the baby teeth and permanent teeth. Miranda Siwak, Good Housekeeping, "Mom's Horrific Facebook Post About the Dangers of Nail Biting Goes Viral," 22 May 2017 Doctors are urging parents everywhere to keep their kids baby teeth, and no itâs not for sentimental reasons. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Who’s the safest passenger in the vehicle? Keep your baby rear-facing as long as possible," 24 Apr. 2018 Her fingernails and toenails were painted bright red and her perfect set of baby teeth remained intact. azcentral, "AZ Memo: What it would cost to meet teachers' demands; Sheriff's Office hopes image helps solve cold case; Uber collision highlights secrecy," 29 Mar. 2018 Her fingernails and toenails were painted bright red and her perfect set of baby teeth remained intact. azcentral, "AZ Memo: What it would cost to meet teachers' demands; Sheriff's Office hopes image helps solve cold case; Uber collision highlights secrecy," 29 Mar. 2018 Under Florez’s guidance, the students sewed by hand about 100 small pouches for the school nurse to use when fellow students lose a baby tooth during the school day. Yadira Sanchez Olson, Lake County News-Sun, "Sewing club at Waukegan elementary school gives students 'a sense of pride'," 17 May 2018 Volunteer dentists and hygienists clean teeth, offer fluoride treatment, administer sealant, provide fillings and remove baby teeth from young people. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Mayfield Heights dentist travels to Belize to offer her services to children in need," 7 May 2018 Her fingernails and toenails were painted bright red and her perfect set of baby teeth remained intact. azcentral, "AZ Memo: What it would cost to meet teachers' demands; Sheriff's Office hopes image helps solve cold case; Uber collision highlights secrecy," 29 Mar. 2018 Her fingernails and toenails were painted bright red and her perfect set of baby teeth remained intact. azcentral, "AZ Memo: What it would cost to meet teachers' demands; Sheriff's Office hopes image helps solve cold case; Uber collision highlights secrecy," 29 Mar. 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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baby tooth

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English Language Learners Definition of baby tooth

: a tooth from the first set of teeth that a child develops

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