Sadly, our little heroes must grow, and losing baby teeth is a perfectly healthy sign of that. Luckily, the process usually isn’t painful, and as parents, we get to enjoy a few months of extra cuteness.
At Little Heroes Dentistry, we get plenty of questions and concerns from first-time parents about their tots losing baby teeth. That’s why we’ve put together some information on what to expect during the process and some red flags to look out for to ensure that everything happens as it should.
Children typically lose their teeth in the order by which they grew in. Baby teeth will begin to fall out anywhere between the age of 4 to 7. It is possible however that your child could lose their first tooth before the age of 4 or reach 8 without losing any. This does occur on occasion and is nothing to worry about, but you should still consider paying a visit to the dentist to make sure everything is ok.
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When your child has a loose tooth have them:
When permanent molars are coming in, your child may complain of pain in the back of their mouth. This is normal and can be remedied with children’s ibuprofen.
On occasion, issues with baby teeth falling out (or lack thereof) can lead to larger concerns. Our experienced pediatric dentists in the Rio Grande Valley have the ability to properly diagnose and treat any conditions that may come with the loss of baby teeth.
Some of the most common issues include:
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Parents should always keep in mind that teeth falling out too early or late doesn’t always signify a major problem. Allow your Rio Grande Valley pediatric dentist at Little Heroes Dentistry to evaluate the situation and make the proper treatment recommendations for your toddler.
It is also important to remember that as adult teeth begin to come in, brushing and flossing becomes even more important than before. Continue to supervise your child and provide them with fluoride toothpaste to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities.
Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry strives to provide your child with the best experiences possible. We work hard to make your child feel safe, comfortable, and empowered. Give us a call today at any of our South Texas offices in Laredo, Mission, San Juan, Pharr and Edinburg to find out why some many families love us.
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