The Facts About Baby Teeth

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Baby teeth are small but strong oral bones that help the baby eat, talk, and smile. Although they are lost eventually, they serve many purposes. To help you know more about baby teeth in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Emanuel Amato and our dental team are happy to share some information with you.

Baby teeth start to grow into place when your child is about 6 months old. However, each child is different. Some kids could grow teeth when they are in the womb while others could grow teeth around their first birthday. Usually, they will grow all 20 baby teeth by the time they are 3 years old.

When the baby teeth fall out of place, they will be replaced with 32 permanent teeth that will serve them for a lifetime. However, before they fall out of place, it’s important to take good care of them. You should do so by cleaning them regularly with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. When they are about 3 years old, you can introduce toothpaste. You should also take your child to the dental office for their first checkup six months after their first tooth erupted or around their first birthday.

When the teeth fall out of place, they usually fall out in the order they came in, which means the lower middle teeth will usually go first. A child typically starts losing their teeth around age 6 or 7.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about baby teeth, please feel free to call Chandler Family Dental Care at 480-413-1100 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!