As your child grows, one of the significant milestones in their dental development is the eruption of their secondary teeth. Also known as permanent teeth, these play a crucial role in their oral health and overall well-being.

Around the age of six or seven, children start to lose their primary teeth, making way for their permanent ones. This process, known as tooth eruption, can be both exciting and daunting for both children and parents alike. The eruption of secondary teeth typically begins with the lower central incisors, followed by the upper central incisors. Gradually, the remaining primary teeth are replaced by permanent ones, usually by the age of 12 or 13. However, the timing may vary from child to child.

It is essential to monitor the eruption process and maintain regular dental checkups at Tippets Dentistry to address any concerns promptly. Sometimes, issues such as overcrowding or misalignment may arise during tooth eruption. Early detection and intervention by our dentist can prevent complications and ensure proper dental alignment.

Proper oral hygiene practices are crucial during this transition period. Encouraging your child to brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly will help keep their new teeth healthy and strong. Additionally, scheduling routine dental cleanings and checkups with Dr. Jeff Tippets will allow us to assess the progress of tooth eruption and address any issues effectively.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s dental development, do not hesitate to reach out to Tippets Dentistry. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive pediatric dental care in Johnstown and Wellington, Colorado, for children of all ages and ensuring healthy smiles for a lifetime.