Sat July 30, 2011 By:

what is the best food plan for children? explain the dental formula of a child.

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Meghna Thapar
Thu August 04, 2011
The diet for children varies according to the different age groups. Children should be given such diet that promotes their body growth and provides them sufficient energy. Their diet should contain all the essential components of nutrition in appropriate amount.

Dental formula of a child is:

The dental formula expresses the arrangement of teeth in each half of the upper jaw and the lower jaw. The entire formula is multiplied by two to express the total number of teeth.

The dental formula for milk teeth in humans is:


Each half of the upper jaw and the lower jaw has 2 incisors, 1 canine, and 2 molars. Premolars are absent in milk teeth.
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