Milk Teeth: When Do They Fall?

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How many times do we talk about taking care of our children’s baby teeth? More and more parents who come to their children’s dental clinic are aware of the need to take care of the children’s dental health. Despite this, there are still many who do not know what really happens in their children’s mouths as their children grow. Knowing how the teething process occurs is key to understanding the need for pediatric care.


Starting dental check-ups from an early age is essential for the pediatric dentist to check that your child’s oral development is adequate. In this way, you can prevent any problem that may damage their permanent teeth when they appear.


According to pediatric dentistry studies, not all children experience changes in their teeth at the same time. Some may start before age 5 and others much later. It is important that a specialized pediatric dentist follow his evolution throughout his growth.

It is especially key for the pediatric dentist to act when a milk tooth falls without the eruption of the permanent teeth, since it can take some measure to help keep the space. In this way, subsequent malocclusions are avoided.


You also have to go to the pediatric dentist in case the child presents what is known as ‘shark teeth’. That is to say, when the little one has the final teeth without the milk ones having fallen, leaving two rows of simultaneous teeth. The pediatric dentist will decide which is the best therapeutic option in these cases.


As the child loses his baby teeth and the permanent ones start appearing, it is the perfect time to make him aware of the need to respect the dental hygiene guidelines that we instill from an early age. It is important that we supervise brushing daily until you are able to do it alone. Finally, when the permanent teeth have appeared, the child will have teeth much larger and sharper teeth that will require a lot of care.