The truth about teeth: Baby teeth vs. Adult teeth.

There are a total of 20 baby teeth — 10 on the top, 10 on the bottom. For most kids, baby teeth are usually present by age two, begin to fall out by age six and are completely gone by age 13. But keep in mind that when it comes to teeth, everyone is different. In fact, even kids in the same family can have wildly different tooth schedules. If a child’s teeth seem to be significantly delayed — either coming in or falling out — it’s important to check in with a dentist.

There are a total of 32 adult teeth, although the wisdom teeth don’t appear until age 18. The first permanent teeth to replace baby teeth are the two lower front teeth. This usually happens around age six. They typically come in on the tongue side of the front teeth and the tongue helps move them forward. The second permanent teeth to come in are the “six year” molars, which also generally appear around age six. They are located in the back of the mouth and do not replace any baby teeth.

About Pediatric Dentistry Of Pleasant Hill

We Look Forward To Welcoming You And Your Child…

You will find our office to be a pleasant and caring environment. We know a positive experience can set the tone for your child’s future dental health. That is why our office has been designed to be “kid friendly”. Even more importantly, our pediatric dentists and professional staff have dedicated their careers to helping children. We establish trust with your child by creating a safe and happy place for them to be. The latest in dental technology is combined with genuine compassion and concern.

We are open Monday through Saturday and offer appointments as early as 7:30am

The first checkup is recommended at the first birthday. Our patients generally stay with us until they graduate high school. We are proud to say we are now seeing the children of former patients, as the practice was established in 1973 by Dr. Robert Harmon.

We have 24 hour coverage for our patient’s dental emergencies. There is a pediatric dentist on call at all times. Should you need after hours advice or emergency care, simply dial our telephone number and our message will direct you.

Are we accepting new patients? Yes, absolutely! We are happy to welcome new patients to our practice and we appreciate your referring your friends and family to us.

source: “The truth about teeth: Baby teeth vs. Adult teeth..” Bluefish Dental Web. Dec. 10th, 2017.

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