I still remember how eagerly I waited for the first teeth to appear in my daughter. Time goes on, and others have come to replace those expectations: when will these dairy ones be replaced by permanent ones?
There is a theory that the teeth fall out in the same order as they appeared. On personal experience, I can not confirm or deny this, because daughter lost her upper teeth as a result of injury when she was 4.5 years old. I asked my friends, the result is 50/50.
In this, dentists agree – milk teeth begin to fall on average at the age of five to six years. As is often the case, girls in this regard, boys are slightly overtaken.
Other factors matter. For example, heredity – as is the case with the eruption of the first teeth, their early or late loss is often inherited. If the child as a whole is lagging behind in physical development from his peers, then his teeth will begin to change later.
Even in the absence of complaints, you should not neglect visits to the dentist. We were lucky – one of my friends works as a dentist, and every time my daughter gladly visits our dental fairy.
The fact is that a new tooth may begin to erupt before the previous one made room for it. And if you do not remove the milk in time, the constant can grow crooked.
After the injury, I often had to reassure my daughter, that her friends’ teeth would soon fall out and should not be shy. It was not long to wait – only we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the majority of children from our company, and immediately their dairy teeth began to stagger.
The first fell lower central incisor. As soon as he began to stagger, the daughter stubbornly leaned on solid food – she nibbled corn and apples, if only her tooth fell out as quickly as possible! And exactly in five years and one month it happened. True, we have not found a tooth, or she swallowed it, or lost it.
A few months later, the second lower central incisor fell out. After the daughter found a reward for the first tooth dropped under the pillow, she waited for the loss of the next one with impatience. And again we have not found this tooth.
Since that time, almost a year has passed, and my teeth are not in a hurry to change. For several months now, the lower side incisors have been shaking, but so far to no avail. Fortunately, new teeth have not yet erupted, so removal is not required.
The process of a complete change of milk teeth to permanent ones is long, and ends on average at 13-14 years. Well, let’s grow up! And when did your children get the first tooth?