Caring for “baby teeth” is very important! These teeth are lost between the ages of 6- 12 (on average), but it is important to keep them healthy for the time they are in the mouth. The mouth is part of the body- it does not stand alone! Bacterial decay in primary teeth creates an unhealthy environment that can affect the rest of the body.
Teaching children the value of good oral hygiene and instilling healthy oral care habits early helps them become adults with good oral health!
When do the primary teeth erupt?
On average the first baby teeth erupt at 6 months. Eruption usually continues until age 2.5-3. This is a chart of the average age of primary tooth eruption:
When do adult teeth start erupting?
On average the first baby teeth fall out around age 6, about the same time that the first permanent molars erupt behind the second primary molars. This is a chart of the average age of permanent tooth eruption: