This post from Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN is about baby teeth.
They are very different from the adult teeth that come in later. It is well-known that baby teeth are supposed to fall out and permanent teeth are supposed to grow in their place. However, there are a number of things that you should know about baby teeth and their development.
What are the basics about baby teeth?
- Baby teeth usually come in around 6 to 12 months, but can come in later than that.
- Baby teeth usually begin to fall out at around age 6, but they can fall out any time they are ready and an adult tooth starts to take its place.
- It is important to teach healthy oral hygiene habits at a young age so that kids can grow up to have those same healthy habits as adults.
- Expect your child to experience some pain. Teeth growing in and cutting through the gums can be painful, and so can having to pull the teeth out.
- Most likely, baby teeth will fall out on their own, but sometimes it is necessary to pull teeth out.
- Baby teeth need to be professionally cleaned twice a year, just like adult teeth.
At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove MN we take good care of patients of all ages. We offer complete family dentistry. People from Champlin, Plymouth MN, and Osseo also come to us for cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!
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