Primary teeth, which are also called baby teeth, pop into your child’s mouth to help them eat, talk, and smile. Without these teeth, many things could not be possible. Although they are lost eventually, they are very important for your child’s oral health.
Your child’s first tooth will usually be the lower middle front tooth, which should erupt around 6 months of age. However, every child is different, so don’t be stressed if your child’s first tooth erupts before or after this time. Your child should have all 20 baby teeth by the time they are 3 years old.
Caring for your child’s teeth is simple and easy. All you need to do is brush them twice a day with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water as well as floss them once a day with easy-to-use dental floss (when two teeth grow in next to each other). You should refrain from using toothpaste until your child is about 3 years old. This is important because kids tend to swallow paste when they are younger, and this can make them sick. The little chompers might not be able to handle fluoride exposure as well.
Your child will be about 6 or 7 years old when they start losing their teeth. The teeth will fall out in the same order they grew into place. When they lose their baby teeth, the chompers will be replaced by 32 permanent teeth that will serve them for a lifetime.
Call Dental Excellence of Kennesaw today at (770) 429-0955 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about baby teeth in Kennesaw, Georgia. The more you know, the better, so please don’t be afraid to contact us!