Many parents are concerned that their children’s teeth are not falling out as quickly as they should.
Many worried parents wonder when their child will lose his or her first baby tooth. When is the last tooth supposed to fall out? Is there a particular order in which teeth fall out?
By the age of three, your child’s 20 baby teeth (primary teeth) will have grown in and will begin to loosen and fall out on their own to make place for permanent teeth, which will arrive by the age of six.
It’s crucial to remember that timing varies, and girls often lose their baby teeth before guys. By the age of 13, your child’s last baby teeth will most likely have fallen out.
So, when it comes to losing teeth, which teeth do kids lose first? Baby teeth normally fall out in the order in which they were born, so when your child is between the ages of six and seven, the lower center incisors are usually the first to go.
Your child’s top center pair, also known as the upper central incisors, will be the next teeth to fall out.
It’s vital to keep in mind that if a youngster loses a baby tooth early due to decay or an accident, his or her permanent tooth may erupt early and come in crooked due to the lack of room.
While some children are ecstatic to lose their baby teeth, we also know that others are nervous about this childhood milestone.
Keep in mind to:
• Remember to brush your child’s teeth at least twice a day. As needed, supervise and offer help.
• At bedtime, assist your child in flossing his or her teeth.
• Limit sugary sweets and drinks, such as candy and soda, between meals and before bedtime.
• Schedule your child’s dental appointments every six months.
To help prevent tooth decay, inquire about fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
To learn more about baby teeth or to make an appointment for your child’s next visit, contact us today!