Thursday, August 29, 2013

First permanent/adult teeth

My daughter Chloe now has got her first permanent/adult tooth; she is 5 years and 8 months old and I was told by her dentist that this is the usual age when a child’s adult teeth start erupting. Of course every child is different, but the dentist said the usual age is 5-7 years old.

As you can see, she still got the complete baby teeth and the baby tooth in-front of the adult/permanent tooth is just slightly loose. The dentist advised her to give the baby tooth a wiggle every day, so it will fall out quicker. She said that there is no need for her to pull the baby tooth as this will just fall out by itself when the permanent/ adult tooth starts to grow and push the baby tooth out of line. The dentist also said, now that Chloe already has her adult tooth, the next one would come very soon! In a few weeks maybe, and that would be the one beside it. It will then be followed by the first 2 molars, so you might also check if they have come through.

When it comes to caring for a child’s teeth, I was advised that I should continue to help Chloe with brushing, probably until she is 8. 

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