Children Dental Health

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Children Dental Health

The first dental visit is recommended by 12 months of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. The first visit often lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Depending on your child’s age, the visit may include a full exam of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development.

Your child’s first teeth…

Your child’s first teeth will begin coming in between three and sixteen months (usually around six months). The two bottom front teeth will be
followed by the four upper teeth in four to eight weeks.

The timing of the development of the first tooth is largely influenced by genetics, so if there is a family history of getting the first tooth late, then
your child will probably also get his first tooth late.
Your child will continue to get new teeth he has all twenty of his primary teeth when he is three years old, with most children getting about four new
teeth every four months.

Children begin losing their first teeth when they are around 6-7 years old, and this process is complete with the loss of the 2nd molars when he is
about 11-13 years old. Permanent teeth begin developing at around 6-7 years of age and continues until your child gets his third molars (or wisdom
teeth) when he is about 17-22 years old.

Just like adults, children should see the dentist every 6 months.

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