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If you’re a new parent, you may be wondering what to expect as your infant grows into a toddler. When will their teeth start to erupt, and how can you make sure their smile stays healthy as they grow? Let’s get into the details in this blog from First Smiles Children’s Dentistry, and discuss everything parents should know about baby teeth!
So when will your child get their first baby teeth? Their bottom front teeth will usually erupt first, sometime between 6-10 months. Then, their upper front teeth will come in between the age of 8-12 months. Your child’s baby teeth will continue to erupt until they have a full set of 20 baby teeth when they're about three years old.
Your child’s front baby teeth usually fall out first and are replaced by adult teeth at about 6-7 years old. However, your child won’t lose their last baby tooth until they're around 12 or 13 years old.
Your child’s baby teeth are important for eating, chewing, smiling, speaking, and so much more. So once your infant has their first tooth, it’s important to take care of it, and make sure their smile stays healthy as it continues to develop:
Did you know that your child should see a dentist when they turn a year old, or whenever their first tooth comes in? Whether your little one has just gotten their first tooth or they're older and haven’t yet seen a children’s dentist, Dr. Chris Ha and the team at First Smiles Children’s Dentistry are here to help. Dental visits that begin at an early age help create a lifetime habit of seeing a dentist regularly.
During your consultation at our office, Dr. Ha will check on your child’s oral health and development and answer any questions you might have, and provide you with the advice and tips you need to keep your little one’s mouth healthy as they grow. So don’t wait. Contact us online or give us a call at (209) 343-3500 to schedule your little one’s first dental visit in Modesto today.