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Why doesn't it hurt when adult teeth arrive?


goldtooth.jpgWhen babies teeth and they go through a lot of pain, why when you lose your teeth at seven, do you not get pain?
Ellsworth, Bexley


** Definitive **
Name: James OíBrien
Qualification: Full set of teeth
Answer: Use your noodle. Here is a tissue of pain and Iím punching a hole in it, that hurts, doesnít it? Now, the person behind me  has followed me through it. That doesnít hurt as much, does it? Itís because the hole is already there.

** Stewardís Enquiry **
Name: Iris, Ruislip
Qualifiation: Dental nurse for 40 years
Answer: Iím usually scared to phone you James, as youíre so clever, but youíre wrong on this. Twenty baby teeth fall out and are replaced with 32 adult teeth, which donít hurt when they come through. Teething in babies doesn't hurt as much as people believe. Most people blame teething instead of something else when a baby is stroppy or tired or hungry.

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