Begin good oral hygiene habits as soon as your child's first baby tooth appears. As your child's baby teeth fall out, stress the importance of good dental hygiene. 4th & Morris Dentistry cares for you and your child's oral health.
The term "eruption" refers to a tooth breaking through the gum line. “Teething” is another term for tooth eruption in babies. The eruption of teeth varies from child to child. For example, one child may cut their first tooth when they are only a few months old, whereas another may not begin teething until they are at least 12 months old.
Although the exact timing varies from child to child, the order of tooth development is more consistent.
It is during teething that an infant's primary teeth (baby teeth, deciduous teeth, or milk teeth) appear. This lasts from 3 months to several years.
Babies' teeth start to become 'wobbly' and fall out around the age of 6. A child losing their first tooth a year or two before or after the age of six is perfectly normal. Girls usually lose their teeth before boys. The front tooth of the lower jaw usually goes first.
Baby tooth loss is distressing for young children. Here are some tips for parents:
4th & Morris Dentistry ensures that you receive the best treatment possible from the most qualified dentists in the area. Our dental office is located at 344 Morris Ave S, Renton, WA 98057, and we can be reached for any reason relating to dentistry. Make an appointment with us right away by calling (425) 226-6227 because your oral health is extremely important to us and you.