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Your Kid's First Lost Teeth

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Fariba Mutschler
Your Kid's First Lost TeethYou probably have heard your kid tell you, “Mommy, my tooth is falling out, it's too loose!” Well, it is something you hate to hear but also welcome. It means the kid is growing up and she is now letting those preschool years go. However, the process may also be a little frightening for the kids. Therefore, just assure them that it is natural and everyone, even you went through it.

Why Kids Lose Baby Teeth?

The reason baby teeth fall out is to create space for permanent teeth to come in. Secondary teeth continue to erupt until the kid is in her late teen. Wisdom teeth are the last ones to erupt. Your kid will have 20 teeth as they approach their third year of birth. The baby teeth start to become loose as their roots dissolve and the secondary teeth begin pushing up from below. The baby teeth usually come out in the same order they erupt. Teeth usually begin falling around the age of 6, although some children may have them falling out as young as four. The bottom arch incisors are often the first to fall out and the first to come in, then the top two incisors follow.

A Tooth has Become Loose!

Once your kid notices that his or her tooth is loose, try to encourage them to gently wiggle it using their finger or tongue. Don't pull it forcefully. Just wait until it is ready to come out on its own. Attempting to pull a tooth out can make it susceptible to infection. It could also damage the gum. It may take a couple of months to have the tooth fall out even with substantial twisting and wiggling. However, if a tooth isn't coming out at all, visit our dentist for help. To learn more about the timeline for losing teeth and the actions you need to take. Contact our pediatric dentistry team.

My daughter was a little nervous to have her dental work done but everyone in the office was super friendly and very reassuring and that helped her nervousness go away. Thanks for the excellent dental experience. ~ Lilyana G.

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