Every kid looks forward to a visit from the Tooth Fairy. This is why loosening teeth are so exciting for children. It’s also because losing teeth is another step toward becoming a ‘big kid.’
At SpringRock Dental, we sometimes get questions from concerned parents regarding what to expect during this stage of their child’s dental transition. Below is a guideline to help you get through it!
A child’s baby teeth will start to grow in between the ages of 6-12 months old. By the time the child is three years old, he or she should have all 20 baby teeth! These teeth will begin to loosen or fall out around the age of six, and the adult set of teeth will start to erupt around age eight.
Once your child is between twelve and fourteen years old, they will probably have lost all of their baby teeth and received most of their adult teeth. The very last teeth to erupt are the wisdom teeth (also called the third molars), around the ages of eighteen and twenty years old. Altogether, adults have 32 teeth.
We have four different types of teeth, each of which is used to perform a different task:
It’s important for parents to remember that the timeline above is simply a guide. Each child’s tooth timeline is a little different, and this is ok. However, if you feel that your child has a problem with his or her baby teeth, please contact SpringRock Dental today. Our office is located in beautiful Aurora, CO.