Losing a baby tooth can be exciting for both you and your child. It’s a true milestone in your kid’s life. Baby teeth make way for adult teeth with the wisdom teeth being the last. This takes place between 17 and 21 years of age.
A visit from the tooth fairy and constant praise will make your son or daughter feel great, but losing a tooth can also be scary. According to Rodeo Dental, not knowing what to expect is even worse.
Below are a few things you can expect when your kids start losing teeth:
Most boys and girls are excited when they feel a loose tooth and it begins to wiggle, however there are some who are afraid that it will hurt when it comes out. If you have a son or daughter who tends to worry about everything, let him or her know that it is nearly painless and will probably not feel a thing.
First In First Out
The first 20 teeth that came in, usually by the age of three, are usually the ones that will fall out first. If your son Johnny lost his lower center tooth first, it was probably the first tooth to be presented to the tooth fairy.
You will see the first tooth begin to appear at around the age of four, however, your dentist explains that some kids may not have a first tooth until six or seven. The rule of thumb is that the younger the child was when his or her teeth erupted, the earlier the tooth will fall out. It is also possible for children to reach seven or eight without losing any of their baby teeth. Although there may be nothing to worry about, you should schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental if you are concerned.
Encourage your kids to gently wiggle teeth that are wobbly. Some can be rotated because the root of the tooth has almost disintegrated, so there will be little if any pain. Remember to tell your son or daughter not to force the tooth before it is ready to come out as this could cause a broken root.
If you would like more information regarding your kid’s baby teeth, losing a baby tooth or would like to schedule a dental checkup, call or click and schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental today.