Is It Harmful to Swallow a Tooth?

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Just like the trees that lose their leaves each autumn, did you know that baby teeth are actually referred to as deciduous? They naturally become loose as their root structure is slowly dissolved by the adult teeth growing beneath them before falling out to be replaced by permanent, adult teeth. Sometimes adult teeth don’t last a lifetime though. Improper dental hygiene can lead to gradual decay which, without intervention, can overwhelm the tooth to the point that it breaks off.…

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