Do you ever wonder when your child’s first tooth should come in? Similarly, do you ever worry that your child’s tooth hasn’t erupted as soon as it should have? Of course, no children will follow the same teething schedule exactly, but there are a few things you can expect. You can usually expect your little one’s teeth to come in and to fall out at certain times.
Did you know that your little one’s teeth actually start developing in the womb? In fact, children’s teeth start to form under their gums during the eighth week of gestation. Typically, your child’s teeth will stay beneath their gum line until well after birth. However, in rare cases, children can be born with budding teeth.
Typically, you should recognize the signs of teething when your child is about six months old. Some of the signs of teething include rubbing their gums, drooling, sucking, biting, irritability, and decreased appetite. By the time your child is twelve months old, they could have up to six teeth. By the time they are two years old, they’ll probably have all twenty of their primary teeth.
Generally, children will start to lose their teeth when they’re six years old and may keep losing them for a few years. If your child starts to lose teeth much earlier than this, please schedule an appointment with our team. Your children’s teeth typically fall out in the same order they come in.
If you’d like to learn more about your child’s primary teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact Smile Time Family Dentistry at 601-583-2000. We also recommend setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Wendy McCurdy, six months after your child’s first tooth comes in. We look forward to hearing from you soon.