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by on Aug.25, 2016, under Health, Kids, Nature

Losing your baby teeth is a normal part of growing up. missing_teeth It typically happens between 5-7 years of age, to make room for the incoming adult teeth. missing_teeth2 The permanent tooth buds are located above and below the baby teeth, and they push against the roots of the baby teeth causing them to fall out. This process also helps to guide the permanent teeth into the proper position. kids-developing-jaws-teeth It would look a little scary if we could see inside our skulls during the development of our permanent teeth. juv_skull_teeth But nature doesn't always go according to expectations. zak_jaws1 Zak Brown, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is known to his friends as "Jaws." bruce-shark He's a sweet kid, and loves soccer like his peers, but while his brother and sister cashed in from the Tooth Fairy, Zak's permanent teeth began to emerge behind his baby teeth. zak_jaws2 The condition is known as pediatric shark teeth, and can affect as many as one in 10 children although few cases are as striking as Zak's. zak_jaws4 It doesn't hurt, and he has no trouble eating, although it has started to affect his speech, and he has to take extra care to maintain both sets of teeth. He finally lost a tooth, but will need orthodontic care to remove the rest. He will most likely need braces correct his bite. zak_jaws3 For now, he has to wait until he moves up on the waiting list to see the orthodontist. shark_790
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Where The Truth Lies

by on Dec.23, 2011, under Culture, Education, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting

Even the most well-intended parents lie to their kids. The lies are inevitably revealed, but it might buy the parents a few years of relief. Ultimately, the kids will realize you've betrayed their trust and be more inclined to question everything you tell them. Here are some of the more popular lies. If you suck your thumb

You'll develop an overbite. If you swallow a watermelon seed

A watermelon will grow inside you.

Tell the truth. You won't be in any trouble. We love you both equally and treat you both the same.

Pick your nose

And your brain will run out through your nostril.

Sometimes a little misdirection may be beneficial. But be careful not to take it too far.

Lies can be dangerous.

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by on Jun.17, 2011, under Animals, Health, Kids, Nature

One of the things that makes sharks so fierce is that they have multiple rows of teeth. Sometimes it affects kids too. It usually resolves itself when permanent teeth replace baby teeth. About 10% of all kids experience this, but it usually only lasts a couple of weeks at most. The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow hosts the Bryce Skulls, a collection of 13 skulls that were excavated by Professor Thomas Hastie Bryce. The majority of the skulls were excavated by Bryce on his expedition to Arran in 1900. One of the skulls is particularly unusual. It's a child's skull with adult teeth coming in. Because the condition disappears so quickly, no other skulls have been found in that part of the world in this state.
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