MILK TEETH

MILK TEETH

Eruption, Shedding and Everything in Between

All our teeth, including primary (baby) teeth and secondary/permanent (adult) teeth, begin forming before birth. This article aims to explain what are the changes that you can expect as your kids’ milk teeth erupt into the mouth(emerge through the gums) and then drop a few years later.
The most common teeth to erupt initially are the lower and upper central incisors at 6 to 12 months. Usually, the lower incisors appear first. These are followed by the eruption of lower and upper lateral incisors at 9 to 16 months. The lower and upper first molars typically erupt before the lower and upper canine (cuspid) teeth. By your child’s second birthday, you can expect all of the incisors, first molars, and canines to have erupted. Second molars emerge anytime just before age 2 to age 3. The timing of each child’s tooth eruption is unique to the child.
Tooth eruption of girls typically precedes that of boys, and they typically erupt in pairs of one on the left and one on the right. Soon after age 4, the jaw and facial bones of your child will begin to grow, making space for their larger adult (permanent) teeth.
Your child will start losing (shedding) her or his baby teeth at age 6 in relatively the same order as they came: central incisor (at 6 to 7 years), lateral incisors (at 7 to 8 years), first molars (at 9 to 11 years), and canines (at 10 to 12 years). The primary teeth are shed as the adult teeth descend. Between ages 6 and 12, your child will be smiling, laughing, talking, and chewing with a mixture of both primary and permanent teeth.
Feel free to check out the baby tooth eruption charts brought to you by the American Dental Association. By clicking on that link you’ll learn the order and age for baby teeth eruption and shedding, as well as finding out when permanent teeth come in.
Even though baby teeth are in the mouth for only a few years, they are important to your child’s well-being during early childhood and later throughout life. Here’s why:

  1. They are essential for chewing and attaining good nutrition.
  2. They aid in the development of speech.
  3. They give the face a normal appearance.
  4. They reserve space for their permanent counterparts.
  5. They also protect the permanent teeth if they remain decay and infection-free. Badly decayed baby teeth can become abscessed (infected) and be lost prematurely and even result in the spread of infection elsewhere in the body. If your child’s teeth are damaged or destroyed, they can’t help guide your child’s permanent teeth into their proper position, possibly resulting in crowded or crooked permanent teeth.
    Give your child a healthy start on life by caring for her or his primary teeth, scheduling regular dental examinations, and have any dental decay or tooth damage immediately treated. Pediatricians and the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children be first examined by a pediatric dentist at age one.
    We at KIDZ AND BRACES DENTAL CLINIC, one of the best dental clinics and child teeth and braces center in Jaipur, specialize in providing solutions to all your kids’ dental, oral and oral hygiene-related problems. In wake of the recent Covid pandemic, we have taken special precautions to avoid cross-infection. Visit Kidz and Braces Dental clinic to know more nce.
  6. They reserve space for their permanent counterparts.
  7. They also protect the permanent teeth if they remain decay and infection-free. Badly decayed baby teeth can become abscessed (infected) and be lost prematurely and even result in the spread of infection elsewhere in the body. If your child’s teeth are damaged or destroyed, they can’t help guide your child’s permanent teeth into their proper position, possibly resulting in crowded or crooked permanent teeth.
    Give your child a healthy start on life by caring for her or his primary teeth, scheduling regular dental examinations, and have any dental decay or tooth damage immediately treated. Pediatricians and the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children be first examined by a pediatric dentist at age one.
    We at KIDZ AND BRACES DENTAL CLINIC, one of the best dental clinics and child teeth and braces center in Jaipur, specialize in providing solutions to all your kids’ dental, oral and oral hygiene-related problems. In wake of the recent Covid pandemic, we have taken special precautions to avoid cross-infection. Visit Kidz and Braces Dental clinic to know more.

Author Info

Gaurav Ramchandani