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How Children's Teeth Erupt and Fall Out

Oral health is an extremely important part of one's life. Therefore, it is necessary to enforce healthy dental habits with kids early on, so they are able to carry these habits into adulthood. However, to ensure that you're on the right track with your baby's dental health and training, it is important to educate yourself about how the teeth erupt and fall out of their mouth.

The Cycle of Infant Teeth Eruption and Falling Out

Around the time your baby is 6 to 7 months old, you will see their first tiny teeth erupting from their frontal gums. More teeth will follow soon after. Generally, from this point onward, four teeth erupt every six months. As you may already be aware, these are known as primary or baby teeth. However, the time frame may vary for some kids.

By the time your kid is 3 years old, all 20 of their primary teeth would have most likely erupted. These teeth are much smaller than adult teeth and also tend to be whiter.

By the age of 5, your child's facial bones and jaws begin to grow and become stronger. This is due to the body preparing to accommodate a larger set of teeth. You may notice some space growing between their primary teeth at this point.

As your kid turns 6, they will start losing their primary teeth, and those will soon be replaced by their permanent teeth. In most cases, the order in which they lose their primary teeth is the same order in which they erupted.

By the time they turn 12, they will have had most or all of their primary teeth replaced by permanent teeth.

Caring for Kid's Teeth

Even though your kid will lose all of their primary teeth, it is still important to take care of them. If the primary teeth aren't properly cared for, the permanent teeth may suffer the consequences. So make sure to enforce healthy oral habits early on.

Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is more concerned about keeping your children’s teeth in perfect condition. So, if you live in Fort Lupton, Frederick, or Dacono, make sure to take your kids to our pediatric dental office for regular checkups.

Posted on Dec 27, 2021
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