“My tooth is loose!” These words mark the beginning of an important development in the life of your child. The milk teeth have to come to make that the permanent teeth to find their place. This process will take at least six years.
The 20 milk teeth, grow to about the third year of life, generally fall in the order in which they arrived. If the child loses their milk teeth prior to the fourth birthday, you should consult a dentist to make sure that is not due to a disease or perhaps an accident or a strike which is not realized, or your child will not be reported.
Goodbye old teeth!
Some teeth loose fall virtually alone, this is because the underlying root is already almost completely dissolved. A loose tooth that doesn't want to fall, finally has to be pulled by a dentist, but this is very rare, what is common is that it is a natural process.
The loss of the milk teeth is not a painful process as the teeth. A mild pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help relieve the pain, but it will not last long, as a general rule (after consultation with the pediatrician).
Brushing is now more important than ever. Until approximately the eighth birthday, you should monitor and guide the cleaning. Until the age of 6 should be cleaned twice a day with a small amount of toothpaste for children fluoride (0.05% content of fluoride or 500 ppm). Some doctors recommend using toothpaste without fluoride, as long as the child can't spit it out (and if the tap water contains enough fluoride)
Toothbrushes should be changed every three months for hygienic reasons of handling and natural wear and tear. In addition now dental visits should be twice a year.
When are all the teeth?
Normally, the 12 or 13 years all the milk teeth have been lost, then it is the turn of the molars.