Why Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Important

Why Your Kid’s Baby Teeth Are Important

Do you ever worry about your child’s oral health? Do you brush and floss your little one’s teeth regularly, but wonder what you should do to keep your little one’s teeth healthy? Brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important, but would you be surprised to hear that you should also keep an eye on your child’s development, and do you know exactly when you should expect your children’s teeth to erupt or to fall out?

Your little one’s first tooth should come in at about six months old, though some children may get their first tooth at around ten months. Incidentally, most dentists recommend scheduling an appointment for your child six months after their first tooth comes in. You should also expect all of your little one’s teeth to have erupted by the time they’re three years old, but many children will have all their teeth when they’re two.

Generally, children start to lose their first tooth at about six and will have lost all of their baby teeth between the time that they’re ten and twelve. However, if your child loses a tooth prematurely, typically before they’re five, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team. If your child doesn’t lose their first tooth before they’re eight, please schedule an appointment with us.

If you’re worried about protecting your little one’s teeth in Waco, Texas, we invite you to contact Columbus Avenue Smiles at 254.753.3634. Our dentist, Dr. Mark McCall, and our team will gladly address any questions you have and help you keep your little one’s teeth strong. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

2017-04-28T11:59:27+00:00 April 28th, 2017|