What it is important to know?


Teeth begin to come out at about 5-6 months of age. However, it is when the child is 2 or 3 years old when they have all their milk teeth, which are 20. They will have 10 teeth in the maxilla and 10 in the jaw.

When the first teeth begin to emerge, many parents refer to irritability, drooling or swollen gums. Babies put everything in their mouths. For relief, you can massage their gums, use chilled Teethers or cold food. In other cases, it is advisable to consult with a dentist to find other palliative measures.

Between the milk teeth there must be spaces, as this will mean that they have room for the new permanent teeth.

At 6 years old, permanent teeth start to come out. The milk teeth must remain healthy until the child is 12 years old, where they will present the complete permanent dentition (except for the third molars). These temporary teeth will be critical to the child. They will have a vital role in the development of language, chewing, social relations and will be essential for the eruption guide. Therefore, your care and prevention will be the basis of a healthy dentition in adult life.

For any questions or problems, please count on our SJD Dentists clinics. Our specialized professionals will help you to take care of the oral health of your little ones.

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