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Teeth Eruption


primary teeth eruption chart view diagram

Eruption of the primary or “baby” teeth begins at around 6 months of age with the front bottom incisors and continues until sometime between the 2nd and 3rd birthdays with the upper molars. During these early years you play a big role in helping your little one establish good oral care habits. Older babies can begin to explore a soft-bristled, child-sized toothbrush while secured in a high chair while toddlers can begin to participate in a nightly teeth brushing routine. Also, you should begin bringing your baby in for an initial pediatric dental checkup with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS before his or her 1st birthday.

permanent teeth eruption chart view diagram

Most children begin to lose their primary teeth and see their permanent teeth erupt at around age 6. The eruption of permanent teeth can continue through the middle school years and many patients have third molars (also called wisdom teeth) erupt in high school and college. As a parent, you need to continue monitoring your child’s brushing and flossing to ensure proper technique. Regular dental checkups and cleanings at Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri, DDS allow Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri and her team to keep a close eye on the development of the teeth and jaws and identify potential problems early.

baby teeth eruption charts view diagram

We invite you to print out this chart to help you keep a hardcopy record of your baby’s developing primary teeth. Not only will this provide you with a clear dental record and allow you to track your child’s growth, it also makes a wonderful addition to baby books and children’s scrapbooks.

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Liggio Maestri DDS, call our office at 337-704-2126. Our Lafayette dentist’s office proudly provides preventive, restorative, and sedation dentistry services to families and individuals in Lafayette, LA, the Acadiana region.

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