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How can you tell the difference between a baby and adult tooth?

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worriedaboutteethandgums

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In an x-ray, how are dentists able to tell which tooth is an adult tooth and and which tooth is a baby tooth?

When I was younger, I never looked after my mouth well and never cared or focussed on my teeth. I’m never 100% sure on which teeth are adult teeth ? but my dentist knows straight away
 
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Funny variety of stuff they teach you at University :) Some of it is even quite useful for dentistry. Like how to tell baby teeth from adult teeth :)
 
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