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Mind the Gap

Do you have a big gap between your front teeth? Does your salad linger there long after you have eaten it? There are many reasons a person can have a gap between their front teeth. The technical term for “the gap” is diastema. Diastemas can occur in children and in adults. During the stage when a child has only baby teeth in their mouth, it is normal to have spaces between all the front teeth so that the larger permanent teeth have space to erupt into. Once a child starts losing the four upper and lower four front baby teeth, they enter a phase lovingly called the ugly duckling stage. In this phase, space can still exist between the child’s upper front teeth as the crowns of the teeth ma

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