Losing Baby Teeth

What You Should Know About Your Child Losing Baby Teeth

Losing baby teeth is perfectly natural. Dr. Mark L. Teach, an experienced Buffalo pediatric dentist explains why baby teeth fall out in the following educational video. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.

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By the age of three, all of a child’s 20 baby teeth will have erupted, or grown in. Usually, when the child reaches around four or five years, the parent or the dentist will start to notice that the child’s lower front teeth have begun to loosen. The first tooth falls out when the child is somewhere between the ages of five and seven. The child will lose eight teeth—the four upper teeth and the four lower teeth—between the ages of seven and eight. There is then a pause before the child will lose the next 12 teeth. Between the ages of 10 and 14, most of the baby teeth will have fallen out.

Are your child’s adult teeth coming through? Contact our Buffalo pediatric dentists today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcomes the opportunity to put a smile on your face.

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