How children’s teeth erupt?

The Milky Teeth

The right thing at the right time, at the right place, is key to a happy successful life. You never need an ax to cut a slice of bread. The same is true in the case of baby teeth. First, those appear when a kid is just drinking milk, progressing then to soft food, good to chew with milky teeth.

Progressing towards hard food is a way forward in life. Falling of teeth is a mark of kid’s growth into a mature kid. At the age of 5-6, a child going to school, learning to read and write, riding a bicycle, and playing games. it is time now to count on diminishing teeth. 

Every other day they come to you with another tooth in hand telling you the toll not of theirs alone but of the classmates too.

When it starts?

Time varies from children but it is normally between 4-8 years that falling starts to replace with a good strong set of pearls to live longer. The teeth start loosing with bottom two front followed by the top two in front. Here is the falling chart to explain the process in detail and with more accuracy.

Baby Teeth

Ages 3-6 : Not much happens.

Ages 6-8: First eight baby teeth lost.

Ages 8-10 years Not much happens.

Ages 10-13 : Last twelve baby teeth lost. 

Normally the tooth starting loosing and erupt itself in causing any pain  or problem but some times it breaks leaving the root inside causing infection. Here are the general issues associated with falling of teeth and the way you can help the kid facing it comfortably.

Gum Issues

When the started falling the big tooth is underneath the gums waiting to erupt. It has ridges on the biting edges. An adult tooth sometimes looks a little big. That is not an issue. It will start looking normal with growth. Sometimes there is a double row of teeth called shark’s teeth. It needed to be discussed with your dentist. Gum swelling with teeth eruption is normal but should be checked up by a dentist if it is prolonged.

Teeth pain 

In a normal routine eruption of teeth is a painless process. It starts loosing first and baby comes to you taking it in hand to show his ‘dentist skills “.

But sometimes the edges of tooth muscle with gums causing pain. A recommended pain killer can help in such conditions. A little training to chew carefully avoiding a bite on tong can also resolve the discomfort. 

Late losers

The year 7 is best to wait for a ‘happy go marry ” teeth eruption . Later than this is a sure concern to discuss it with a dentist asking for his professional opinion.

Other tooth eruption facts : 

A general rule of thumb is that for every 6 months of life, approximately 4 teeth will erupt.

Girls generally precedes  boys in tooth eruption. 

Lower teeth usually erupt before upper teeth . 

Teeth in both jaws usually erupt in pairs – – one on the right and one on the left.

Primary teeth are smaller in size and whiter in color than the permanent teeth that will follow.

By the time a child is 2 to 3 years of age, all primary teeth should have erupted.

Urza Omar
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