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Baby Teeth: When Do They Come in & Fall Out? (Part 2 of 2)

When Do Baby Teeth Fall OutOnce all the baby teeth have fully come in, it is very important to keep up with twice daily brushing to keep them clean and strong. It is recommended that parents brush their kids' teeth until the age of eight. During that time, those new baby teeth will begin to wiggle and fall out. Baby teeth usually begin falling out in order of appearance. The lower center teeth go first, followed by the top center pair, and so on. This usually starts happening by age six, but some kids can start losing teeth as early as age four. Most children get excited when they feel their teeth start to wiggle (and the Tooth Fairy’s inevitable visit is also a big help), while some kids worry that losing a tooth will hurt when it falls out. If your child is worried, you can reassure him or her that they probably won't feel anything. A baby tooth typically won’t loosen until the permanent tooth below begins pushing it up to take its place. But it is possible for kids to lose a…

Baby Teeth: When Do They Come in & Fall Out? (Part 1 of 2)

Your child’s first set of teeth is as much of a milestone coming in as they are when they are wiggling loose. With the anticipation and anxiety associated with both events, it is understandable that parents want to know when to expect their baby’s first teeth to come in and when those baby teeth will fall out. When Do Baby Teeth Come In
So, how many baby teeth are there? There are 20 primary baby teeth that are already present in a child’s jaw at birth, and they usually start appearing – or erupting– between six months and one year. You can expect your child’s full set of teeth to come in by age three. You can also refer to a baby teeth chart for this. Just remember that every child is different, so no exact dates should be expected, but below is an approximate order of when you can expect baby teeth to come in: Lower center teeth (or lower center incisors) arrive between approximately six to ten months.Top center teeth (or top center incisors) arrive around eight to 12 months.Lateral in…

Early Childhood Cavities:Causes, Effects and Prevention

Sometimes called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, Early Childhood Cavities is a serious disease that can destroy your child's teeth – but it can be prevented. What Causes Early Childhood Cavities? Letting your baby fall asleep with a bottle. When your baby is asleep, the liquids that contain sugar stay around the teeth and can cause decay. Even breast milk and formula contain sugar.Prolonged nursing with mother or allowing your baby to fall asleep while nursing.Allowing your infant to walk around with a bottle.Put your child to bed without a bottle ... Your child can fall asleep without a bottle! Here are five tips to try: Let your child take a "security" blanket, teddy bear, doll, or favorite toy to bed.Quietly sing or play restful music.Hold or rock your child.Give your child a back rub to help him or her to relax.Read or tell your child a story.What are the Effects of Early Childhood Cavities? Tooth lossEar and speech problemsCrooked permanent teethSevere painPoor self-imageTooth …