Baby teeth and adult teeth are very different. It is well-known that baby teeth are supposed to fall out and adult teeth are supposed to grow in their place. But there are other, less-commonly known things that we’ll share in this post from Pediatric Dental Center.
Baby teeth basics
- Baby teeth usually come in around 6 to 12 months, but can come in later than that.
- Baby teeth usually begin to fall out at around age 6, but they can fall out any time they are ready and an adult tooth starts to take its place.
- For a lifetime of good dental health, teach good oral hygiene habits at a young age.
- Expect your child to experience teething pain. When teeth grow in they cut through the gums, which can be painful.
- Baby teeth usually fall out on their own, but sometimes it is necessary to pull them .
- Baby teeth should be professionally cleaned twice a year by a dental hygienist, just like adult teeth.
What if primary teeth don’t come in?
Sometimes primary teeth come in late, but it is rare that teeth fail to come in at all. If a child passes their first birthday and baby teeth still haven’t come in, it is a good idea to bring the youngster in for an evaluation.
At Pediatric Dental Center we specialize in early dental care and preventative care. We have offices in Burlington, Newport, and Crestview Hills KY. Call us to schedule your child’s next checkup with us today!
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