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Ten-year-old Curtis Buddie (USA) has snagged the record for the longest milk tooth

A milk tooth (or baby tooth) is defined as a deciduous tooth which falls out when the permanent teeth emerge, and Curt's baby tooth proved to be one for the record books.

Curt's measured a whopping 2.4 cm (0.94 in), breaking the previous record of 2 cm (0.78 in) set back in 2005, when it was removed on 17 January 2018. Curt's brother even referred to it as a "monster's tooth" when he first saw it.

The record breaking tooth measured 2 cm (0.78 in) 

Curt's mother, Jessica, said her son was thrilled to become a record holder.

"Curt is in the fifth grade, and this is about the most exciting thing that has happened all year for him and his classmates," she said. "To say this has been an exciting event for Curt and our family, would be an understatement."

The tooth was removed by Dr. Scott Bossert at The Gentle Dentist in Columbus, Ohio, and staff equally excited about the record with a large crowd of dentists and hygienists circling the doctor during the measuring process.

Record-holder Curtis Buddie and his dentist Dr. Scott Bossert

Curt attributes his record to his love for milk and allowing the tooth to grow and grow.

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