DENTIST VISITS AND THE LOSS OF BABY TEETH
Between the ages of six and seven, children typically experience their first tooth loss. Although some children are born early and others later, this isn’t always the case. There is a strong correlation between when he first started teething and when he lost his first baby tooth.
Most children obtain their first tooth at six months, then three to four more every three to four months after that. You should be able to see all of your child’s baby teeth by the time they are 2 or 2.5 years old.
If your child has his first tooth or all of his baby teeth before the age of two, he may begin to lose his baby teeth earlier than normal. If, on the other hand, he didn’t obtain his first tooth until he was 12 or 15 months old, he may be losing his first tooth a little later than usual.
Obtaining Long-Term Dental Care
Because of this, it will appear as though he is losing his teeth in the opposite direction that they came in. The mandibular central incisors, or bottom two teeth, should be removed first.
His canines, first and second molars, and top two middle teeth will come soon. All of his baby teeth should be lost by the time he is 11 to 13 years old.
After the baby teeth fall out, your child’s second set of teeth, known as secondary or permanent teeth, will begin to emerge. Your child’s dental development isn’t complete until they are between the ages of 17 and 22, when they obtain their third molars or wisdom teeth.
It’s time for the Tooth Fairy!
To what extent can you anticipate the tooth fairy to reward your child?
The tooth fairy normally brings more money for the first lost baby tooth, which can range from a few cents to several dollars.