What Every Parent Should Know About Baby Teeth

When it comes to teeth, babies and kids will reach several important milestones. Whether you have an infant whose first tooth is coming in or an older child who is growing molars, you’re probably curious about what’s happening to your child’s smile. Read on to get the facts on baby teeth.

When Do Babies Grow Their First Teeth?

You’ll most likely notice your baby’s first tooth sometime before he or she turns one. Of course, you’ll probably notice the symptoms of teething before you notice any actual teeth. Teeth breaking through the gums can be painful, and your baby is more likely to be fussy during the teething period.

Losing Baby Teeth and Growing Adult Teeth

Older kids should consider themselves lucky. While growing baby teeth can be painful, losing baby teeth is usually painless. Your child might notice their first loose tooth when they are as young as four or as old as seven or eight. This is a huge range, but families can rest assured that their children are healthy whether they begin losing their teeth earlier or later in childhood. Teeth are usually lost in the same order that they grew in, so your child’s lower front teeth will usually be the first to go.

Baby Teeth Still Need Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkups are important for kids of all ages. Call Kids 4 Ever Pediatric Dentistry at 832-300-8444 to schedule an appointment for your child today! 

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