We know that children’s teeth are important and that the first dental visits can make a strong positive impact on lifetime dental habits. At Drummoyne Dental we aim to make the early appointments as stress free as possible to encourage good lifelong habits and make sure your child has a positive dental experience.
The first baby teeth erupt at around six month, with the last at around two years, there are 20 baby teeth and all of these will fall out, the first at about 6 years and the last around 12. There is a significant variation in both tooth eruption and when the teeth fall out, in most cases the variations are normal and not a cause for concern however if you are concerned please feel free to contact us.
The first dental visit is an important step to make sure that your child has, we recommend that the first visit should be around 2 year old.
Many people think that because the baby teeth fall out they do not require the same attention as permanent teeth. Unfortunately baby teeth can decay and in some cases can cause significant pain and distress to children. Decay in children in Australia is still low, but there has been an increase in recent years of decay in young children. Early loss of teeth can cause orthodontic problems and may impact on other aspects of your child’s development.