Do you want your child to have the top-notch smile he or she deserve? If so, then you need to help your child clean and care for their smile regularly. This might be a difficult task if you don’t know much about your child’s smile, so our dentist, Dr. Ferrell, would like to teach you a thing or two. To do so, he would like to share the following children’s smile facts:
-Your child has 20 baby teeth, which are also known as primary teeth or deciduous teeth. They should have 10 teeth on top and 10 teeth on bottom. The teeth will begin to erupt around 4 to 6 months of age and they should all be erupted by age 3.
-The baby teeth are very important because they help your child chew and talk, and they also act as placeholders for your child’s adult teeth below. Your child should start losing their baby teeth around 6 to 8 years old.
-Your child’s baby teeth will be replaced with 32 adult teeth. Those should include eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars and 12 molars.
-Do your best to clean your child’s teeth regularly. To do so, brush them twice a day once they erupt from the gums, floss them once a day once the teeth are tightly knit together, and bring them into our office every six months beginning around their first birthday.
For more information and details about children’s smiles in Lehi, Utah, please contact Center Creek Dental when you get the chance. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, so please don’t hesitate to dial 801-766-3700 now. We look forward to hearing from you!