Parents frequently ask this question. Many times a new parent will have concerns about their child’s baby teeth and wish to know when they can expect to see baby teeth come out. Sometimes we see kids with cavities in their baby teeth raising the question of weather or not to fill the cavity or wait wait since the tooth will fall out. This is a very interesting post which will help clear up some of these questions for many parents.
Every child begins to lose their baby teeth and get their adult teeth around the same time, however there are instances that may cause a delay or speed up the process.
Baby teeth are not only used for eating, they hold the space necessary for the permanent (adult) teeth to erupt. When the adult teeth begin to make their way in the direction of the mouth,
Between the ages of six and seven, your child may lose his first tooth. The lower central incisors are usually the first teeth that are lost, followed by the upper central incisors.
At this point, eating is slightly affected, although your child may prefer to do most of his chewing on the back teeth. Biting into hard foods may become difficult, when the front baby teeth
Impeccable oral hygiene is very important during your child’s tooth eruption and exfoliation stages. Remember to encourage your child to brush and floss twice a day, and keep up with his regular visits to see the dentist. Cavity prevention, along with checking for the signs of malocclusion, are important aspects during your child’s dental visits. Your dentist will also check for baby teeth that may have failed to fall out. This could be a sign that your child may need orthodontic treatment. An appointment to see an orthodontist for an evaluation may be recommended.