Children usually start losing their baby teeth from around six years of age. From 6-12 years, children have a mixture of adult and baby teeth. The baby teeth at the back are replaced at around 10-12 years of age. By this age, most children have all their adult teeth except for the third molars (wisdom teeth). These adult teeth don’t get replaced, so it is vital that you look after them. With the help of the dental professionals at Dental Care Glebe, you and your child can maintain good health.
Losing Baby Teeth
Losing your teeth can be an exciting but anxious time. You can help your child feel better about it by celebrating each time a tooth falls out, and including a visit from the tooth fairy. Your child might find chewing is more difficult when teeth are loose or missing, but it’s important that they still eat healthy foods. Sometimes an adult tooth will come through before the baby tooth has fallen out. Allow loose teeth to fall out on their own. Pulling teeth out can cause them to can snap, causing pain and infection. If a tooth still hasn’t fallen out within 2-3 months, you should see your dentist.
Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth
By the time your child reaches school, they might be starting to clean their own teeth. If so, it’s a good idea for you to either start or finish the cleaning process. Your child will still need your supervision and help until they are at least eight years old. Stand or sit behind your child so they are secure. Brushing in front of a mirror is good too, because it lets you see their mouth.
Children’s Dentist In Sydney
Good oral hygiene and regular visits to a professional children’s dentist are vital in the dental care for school aged children. These visits should include cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, which will give your child the best chance for a lifetime of good oral health. Call us in Sydney to make an appointment at Dental Care Glebe today.