As you know, your children will eventually lose their teeth, but do you know when you should consider pulling their teeth? Similarly, when you should expect their teeth to come in?
Generally, baby’s teeth start coming in when they are approximately six months old and they should have all twenty of their baby teeth when they’re three years old. Incidentally, your child’s teeth should fall out in the order they came in. Typically, the bottom center teeth are the first to come in, meaning they’re also the first to go. Similarly, if your child’s teeth come in while they’re young, they’ll usually fall out earlier. Of course, each child loses teeth at different ages. Some children won’t lose their tooth until they’re eight years old.
However, when the first tooth is loose, there are a few things you should know. For instance, when the tooth becomes loose, adult teeth have already started to grow and the baby tooth’s roots have retracted. Still, a small amount of tissue is holding the tooth in place.
Of course, once your tooth is loose, you should still try to remove it. However, please be aware that actually pulling the tooth could be painful, but removing the tooth shouldn’t be. Instead, we recommend twisting the tooth until it comes free. Still, when you handle the tooth, we recommend washing your hands and wrapping the tooth in a clean cloth.
If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Texas Teeth at 972- 270-5113. Also, please remember to bring your child to visit our dentist, Dr. Scharla Collins, when your little one is about six months old. We’re excited to hear from you.