What the Order of Kids’ Teeth Erupting and Changing Is

Every parent will always find a reason to feel worried about their kids’ teeth, and as it turns out, this is quite common.

We at 5-Minute Crafts prepared some images to help you understand all of the important information regarding the emergence and fall-out of primary teeth.

❗ Our chart is for reference only, as all children develop individually. Nevertheless, if the timing of tooth growth is seriously different from what is indicated in our illustrations, you’d better consult a dentist.

Sometimes the reason for the delay in tooth growth is genetic. If your or your spouse’s teeth appeared later than expected and there were no other related deviations, then you shouldn’t worry about things. It’s likely that they have inherited this trait from you. In other cases, the delay can be caused by health issues such as prematurity, low birth weight, or vitamin and mineral deficiency. That’s why it’s necessary to consult with a specialist.

When primary teeth start breaking through

Primary teeth develop at the embryo stage and start to erupt, or become visible in the mouth, in the first years of a child’s life.

Most often, teeth eruption in toddlers goes along with the following symptoms:

The baby becomes cranky.

Gums become swollen and sensitive.

✅ They display ear pulling.

The baby starts to drool and tries to put everything into their mouth.

When primary teeth fall out

Normally, all teeth are replaced by age 14. From adolescence to age 25, most people also develop 4 wisdom teeth.

Such an amount of teeth (32) is necessary for biting off and chewing food. They are also there for speaking clearly.

Teeth should be taken care of. Even if it seems to you that your teeth are healthy and strong, they still need to be taken care of. In addition to regular cleaning with a toothbrush and floss, a professional cleaning should be done every 6 months.

What to do when a primary tooth falls out

✅ When a tooth falls out, the gums may bleed slightly. But this will quickly pass if you rinse your mouth out with water and attach a piece of clean gauze to the hole. If the bleeding doesn’t stop for a long time, make sure to see your doctor.

When brushing teeth, make sure your baby doesn’t rub the area harshly where the tooth fell out: it can cause gum irritation.

Get ready for some unpleasant sensations when the molars start to come in. Symptoms may be the same as when the primary teeth appeared.

Limit your kid’s sugar consumption.

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