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Downey California Pedodontist

Downey California Pedodontist

At Children’s Dental Group, many parents like to ask our Downey California pedodontist about when it is normal for their children’s teeth to begin to erupt. While this process can vary from child to child, we do have some basic guidelines regarding the timeline of tooth eruption that we would be happy to share with you. Most babies’ first teeth begin to erupt around the age of six months. Typically, it is the two front bottom teeth, or central incisors, that begin to peek through the gums first. Then, at around the age of eight months to twelve months, the row of four front upper teeth will begin to emerge. After those first few teeth, the rest should begin to come in gradually. Baby teeth usually erupt in pairs on each side of the jaw.

Pediatric Dental Office Downey

Pediatric Dental Office Downey

This process will continue until all twenty teeth have grown in. All of the teeth have usually erupted by the time that the child is around two and a half or three years old. The full set of baby teeth usually remains in the mouth until about the age of six, when they begin to fall out to make room for permanent teeth. If your child is three years old and all of the baby teeth have not erupted, you should visit our Downey California pedodontist so that we can evaluate your child’s tooth development and pinpoint any issues that may be occurring. If you ever have any other concerns about your child’s teeth eruption or another dental health issue, the staff at Children’s Dental Group is always here to provide you and your child with our professional opinion and our expert techniques.

If you are interested in learning more about basic dental health topics, or if you would like additional details about the services that our Downey California pedodontist provides, we encourage you to browse through the main Children’s Dental Group website, which also contains links to other relevant sites that you might find helpful. If you have a specific question or concern that you would like to discuss with our staff, do not hesitate to contact us.

Children’s Dental Care Downey
14119 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-929-2383

Downey Children’s Dentist

Downey Children’s Dentist

Pediatric dental care is the dental specialty that focuses on the treatment of children, from infancy through the teenage years. Children, pre-teens and teenagers require unique approaches in managing their dental needs, growth, and development, and our Downey children’s dentist has the knowledge, compassion, and patience to guide your children into a regular routine resulting in proper dental health. Our pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet the needs of children of all ages, helping them to avoid future dental problems.

Pediatric Dental Cleanings Downey

Pediatric Dental Cleanings Downey

Your child should visit our Downey children’s dentist by his or her first birthday and we do all we can to make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. When talking to your child about their first visit to the dentist, it is always best if you don’t use words such as needle, pull, drill or hurt as this can create unnecessary anxiety. Our friendly staff makes a practice of using words that relay the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to your child. Neglected cavities often lead to problems which affect the developing permanent teeth, so it is crucial to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important for proper chewing, eating, providing space for permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, while allowing normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. The front four teeth last until the child is 6 or 7 years old and the back teeth (cuspids and molars), aren’t replaced until age 10 to 13.

Brushing should begin as soon as your child cuts his first tooth. A pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces. Flossing removes plaque and should begin, gently, when any two teeth touch. Our Downey children’s dentist encourages healthy eating habits that lead to healthy teeth. At Children’s Dental Group, we urge you to be aware and do your best not to let your child eat too many sweet snacks that can lead to tooth decay.

Children’s Dental Hygiene Downey
14119 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-929-2383