When Do Childrens Teeth Come Through
These will then space out gradually over the next three years.
At the age of six, the first adult teeth will start to erupt, molars behind the baby teeth and the lower front teeth will start to get loose.
By the age of twelve on average the last of the baby teeth will be lost leaving a mouth with 28 teeth in total.
At around eighteen years old the wisdom teeth may start to erupt bringing the total number of teeth to 32.
Start to brush your baby's gums with a soft toothbrush at bath time, to establish brushing as part of a daily routine.
- When the first tooth starts to erupt you can start using a fluoride toothpaste containing around 500ppm fluoride.
- This will help to prevent tooth decay whilst being safe.
- This is usually around six months but can be sooner or later.
- For children who do not like the taste of toothpaste, flavour free OraNurse is worth trying.
- Children under the age of two can use a smear of toothpaste containing at least 500ppm (parts per million) fluoride. Toothpaste with less fluoride is not as effective at preventing decay.
- Children between the ages of two and six should use a pea-sized blob of toothpaste containing 1,000 ppm fluoride. Check the toothpaste packet for this information or ask your dentist.
- Children over 6 can use normal toothpaste but the quantity should be restricted to a pea sized blob..
- Symptoms can usually be controlled but not cured with simple drugs.
- Common complications are mouth soreness, tooth decay and salivary swelling.
- Rare complication, in a very few patients is a tumour.
- You should get yourself checked regularly if advised by the specialist
A timer is always useful to ensure that they brush properly for the whole two minutes.
Don't let children run around with the toothbrush in the mouth as there is a danger of damage if they fall.
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