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snopes 30 April 2009 03:13 AM

Baby teeth
Comment: an old wifes tale - it is said that the longer babies teeth
without actually cutting teeh the healthier and longer they will keep
there baby teeth ?

purpleiguana 30 April 2009 01:19 PM


mags 30 April 2009 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by purpleiguana (Post 943049)

Translation: An old wives' tale - It is said that the longer babies teethe without actually cutting teeth, the longer they will keep their baby teeth, and the healthier their teeth will be.

franjava 01 May 2009 05:35 PM

But you don't WANT to keep your baby teeth for a long time. How else will your big teeth grow in? Or do they mean, the adult teeth will then take longer to come in because the baby teeth are in longer? This is stupid and confusing. :duh:

Aud 1 01 May 2009 09:16 PM

I think they mean that the longer the process of the teeth emerging from the gums takes, the stronger the teeth will be. I don't buy it either but I'm a long way from my dental research material right now.

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