Do you remember being a little kid, losing your teeth for the first time? Setting up those DIY contraptions that supposedly would help your teeth come out faster.
If you remember the process of losing teeth and all the ways we went about trying to force them out when they didn’t willingly fall; then you likely remember the process of patiently waiting for them to grow back in.
You may know the Christmas classic, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” written by Donald Yetter Gardner. The song was introduced in 1948, but still to this day is sung and related to by many young-ins.
If your little ones are hoping for their two front teeth this Christmas… consider their wish came true – well not quite.
Crown Dental is here to offer you some information about losing your teeth and when you should expect them to grow back in – and perhaps that may be just in time for Christmas. 😉
When do baby teeth fall out?
Before we get into when the adult teeth will grow in, we should talk about when to expect baby teeth to fall out.
Baby teeth typically begin to loosen and fall out at the age of 6. However, every child is different, and it is perfectly normal for a tooth to fall out one to two years earlier or later.
The first teeth that will usually fall out are the two bottom front teeth and the two top front teeth. Nevertheless, baby teeth will remain in place until the permanent teeth grow in and push them out — so this process varies greatly from mouth to mouth.
When do adult teeth come in?
Once the baby tooth has fallen out, it can take around six months for the permanent tooth to take over in its place.
If it seems to be taking a concerning amount of time for adult teeth to appear, there may be some underlying problems to consider. These include:
- Lack of space
- Impacted tooth
- Incorrect growth
- Failure to erupt
However, it is important to remember that every person is different and just because your child’s teeth are taking a longer than others to grow in doesn’t mean that there is something wrong.
As always, if you need an expert’s opinion on the process of losing and growing teeth, contact us today and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our dental professionals!
And If you find yourself hoping for your two front teeth to come in for Christmas, hang in there, we promise they’re coming. Happy holidays! 🙂