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Tooth Eruption - Midland, TX 

The Special Beginnings Of Your Child's Smile 

Boy smiling on the beachHere at Midland Kid’s Dentist, many curious parents have questions about their child’s growing teeth. When should the first baby tooth arrive? When should I expect their baby teeth to fall out? By what age should my child have all of their teeth? Dr. Vuppala, Dr. Youngblood, and the rest of our team are happy to answer these questions for you, and you can find all the information you need to know about tooth eruption below as well! If you’re ready to schedule an appointment for your special son or daughter, please contact our dental office here in Midland, TX.

Primary Teeth

Little girl smiling while playing outside

Primary teeth (also known as “baby” teeth) are likely to fully emerge by the time the patient is two. Usually, the lower central incisors (the two teeth right in the front of the mouth on the bottom arch) make an appearance first, quickly followed by the upper central incisors. From there, parents can expect teeth to arrive in sets of four on both sides of these front teeth. If your child’s teeth seem to be developing and erupting in a strange arrangement, don’t panic – this is normal, and our doctors will be sure to let you know if there’s a problem!

Permanent Teeth

Smiling boy at the library

Our young patients typically start losing their “baby” teeth anywhere between the ages of six to ten. At this time, the permanent teeth will quickly emerge to take their place. Like the first time, the lower central incisors are likely to show up first, but this time, they’re followed by the first molars (back teeth that you use to chew and grind up food). Then, the upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors (the teeth that are situated on either side of the “front” teeth) are typically next, followed by the second molars and the upper lateral incisors. When your son or daughter is between the ages of 17-25, their wisdom teeth (third molars) will finally show up, completing their adult smile.

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