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Your Kids’ Teething Timeline: The Facts

Posted December 19, 2016.

You know that your child’s primary teeth need to erupt and, in time, fall out, but do you know when it should happen? Every child is slightly different, but there are a few things you should expect—especially when it comes to their primary teeth eruption and falling out.

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.

There are a few signs you can search for. For instance, if your child starts to rub their gums, or start to chew regularly, they could be teething. If your child loses their appetite or starts to drool excessively, they could also be teething. By the time your little one is one year old, they should have around six teeth. Once they’re two years old, all of their 20 baby teeth should have come in.

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 Pinecrest Dental at (801) 503.0035. We also recommend setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Tyler Williams, six months after your child’s first tooth comes in. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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