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Have you ever worried about your child’s oral health? Do you brush and floss your kid’s pearly whites regularly, but wonder what you should try to keep your children’s teeth healthy and strong? You already know that flossing and brushing your teeth are extremely important. You should  also keep an eye on how their teeth are developing, but do you know exactly when you should see your children’s pearly whites erupt or fall out?

Your children’s first baby tooth should come in at around six months old, though some children might get their first tooth at ten months. Incidentally, most dental professionals recommend setting up an appointment for your child six months after their first tooth has erupted. You should also expect all of your kid’s teeth to have erupted by the time they’re three years old, but many children will actually have all of their baby teeth when they’re two.

In general, children usually lose their first baby tooth at around the age of six and will have lost all of their little teeth between the ages of ten and twelve. If your child loses a tooth too soon, typically before they’re five, we suggest scheduling an appointment with our dental team. If your child doesn’t lose their first tooth before they turn eight, please also schedule a checkup with us.

If you’re worried about protecting your kid’s teeth in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, we invite you to contact McConnell and Woolf Family Dentistry at 919-552-5113. Our dentist, Dr. Jessica G. McConnell, DDS & Daniel J. Woolf, DDS, and our dental team will gladly answer any questions you have and help you keep your little one’s smile strong. We look forward to hearing from you soon!