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Dental A to Z
Deciduous Teeth [primary, temporary, milk or baby teeth]
So-called because like the leaves on some trees they are eventually shed or exfoliated. The deciduous teeth start shedding from the age of 5 ½ years or so [slightly earlier in girls] with the loss of the lower central incisors. The replacement process finishes when the last deciduous molar is lost by about 12-13 years of age.