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You know that your child’s primary teeth need to erupt and, in time, fall out, but do you know when it should happen? Every child is slightly different, but there are a few things you should expect—especially when it comes to their primary teeth eruption and falling out.

Did you know that your little one’s teeth actually start developing in the womb? In fact, children’s teeth start to form under their gums during the eighth week of gestation. Typically, your child’s teeth will stay beneath their gum line until well after birth. However, in rare cases, children can be born with budding teeth.

Typically, you should recognize the signs of teething when your child is about six months old. Some of the signs of teething include rubbing their gums, drooling, sucking, biting, irritability, and decreased appetite. By the time your child is twelve months old, they could have up to six teeth. By the time they are two years old, they’ll probably have all twenty of their primary teeth.

Generally, children will start to lose their teeth when they’re six years old and may keep losing them for a few years. If your child starts to lose teeth much earlier than this, please schedule an appointment with our team. Your children’s teeth typically fall out in the same order they come in.

Would you like to learn more about your child’s teething timeline? Do you have more questions about how we can help you keep your children’s teeth healthy and strong? Are you simply interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kerry Olszewski? If so, we invite you to contact our team at Mill Creek General Dentistry by calling us at 425-337-5549. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. We’re eager to hear from you soon!