What to Expect with Children’s Teeth Falling Out
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What to Expect with Children’s Teeth Falling Out

A young boy smiling with missing teeth

Just like every child isn’t the same, every children’s teeth falling out experience is different as well.      However, for the most part, when it is time for baby teeth to fall out, roots will start to weaken, which will cause them to wiggle for a few weeks before the roots die entirely and the teeth fall out. Here is everything you need to know about children’s teeth falling out.

  1. The Average Age

Typically, most children start losing their baby teeth around the age of six. However, you can never pinpoint the exact age your child’s teeth will start falling out. If your child hasn’t lost any of their baby teeth or the adult tooth has erupted before the baby tooth has fallen out, bring your child to the pediatric dentist in Columbus, Ohio.

  1. Your Children’s Teeth Falling Out Pattern Is Usually the Same as the Baby Teething Pattern

Did you know that in most cases, the children’s teeth falling out pattern is the same as the baby teeth eruption pattern? Mind-blowing right? In simpler words, this means that your child’s baby teeth will fall out in the same order that they came in, which means that the two front teeth (incisors) are likely to be the first ones to fall out as soon as your child turns four.

  1. Give Loose Teeth Time

It usually takes a few weeks for a tooth to become loose and naturally fall out. Therefore, forcefully pulling out a tooth can result in further damage, which can make your child’s mouth vulnerable to bacteria and infection.

For more information, schedule an appointment at Little Smiles of Delaware today!

Posted on Nov 14, 2022
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