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Dentistry is ever evolving but is simple science. Still, there are a lot of apprehensions involved. All we need to do is keep a regular check. It's important to understand the importance of dental health as your oral health directly affects your nutrition intake. Right from childhood to old age, Your mouth goes under several changes. As a kid, we see a major transition from primary to permanent dentition.
As a matter of fact, 60% of dental decay starts at a young age. Initial caries started in our teenage becomes a massive one by the time you get mature enough to notice a symptom. Thus, it is important that we take care of our teeth right from the start and impart the same knowledge to our kids and ask them to pass the wisdom ahead.
At 6 years of age, our first permanent molar erupts. This tooth appears in the oral cavity at a very young age and goes for life. A lot of us don’t even know how to brush well at this age.
To keep a close eye on your kid’s permanent teeth, here is your sequence to judge if all the teeth are erupting properly or not.
At 6 years: First permanent molars
At 6-8 years: Upper and lower front teeth
At 9-10 years: Canines
At 10-11 years: Premolars
At 11-13 years: Second premolars and molars
At 18-25 years: Third molars ( wisdom teeth)
A kid can’t get cavities and don't need treatment: Our milk teeth are the same as permanent teeth except for the size. Kids’ teeth are also vulnerable to cavities and need fillings. Deeper cavities might need a root canal to relieve the pain.
There are spaces in between my kid’s front teeth: kids get their front permanent teeth in a span of 2-3 years. And as a law of nature, size of permanent teeth is more than the milk teeth. It's natural to have few spaces until all the permanent teeth come in place. So small gaps till the age of 11-13 are normal and nothing to worry about. A regular checkup to keep an eye about the smoothe going permanent teeth eruption is required. But as your kid grows, a final evaluation for the requirement of braces is done at the age of 12-13years.
Kid’s tooth is coming from the back of milk teeth: As we discussed, kid’s teeth have a set pattern and time of the eruption. In ideal cases, our milk teeth shed off before eruption of permanent teeth. But it's possible that when a milk tooth fails to fall at its scheduled time, the permanent teeth erupt from the back. In such cases, the kids dentist in Gurgaon removes the milk tooth to ease the process.