Your child's first tooth

There is no accurate time as to the eruption of the first tooth of your baby. Premature or delayed teeth eruption is a hereditary attribute. In average, the first baby tooth erupts around the age of 6 - 10 months. If your child has no teeth by the age of 18 months, then you must seek your doctor's advice. The primary teeth eruption should be completed by age 3 maximum.

Symptoms such as fever, fatigue, diarrhea or increased salivation can be attributed to primary teeth eruption. The above symptoms are usually mild and last only for a few days around the time of the eruption of a tooth. If these symptoms persist and are very prominent then the reason may be other not the eruction of a tooth.

At the age of six the four first permanent molars (6 - years molars) erupt along with the lower anterior incisors. The 6 - year molars erupt behind the last primary (baby) molar without replacing any of the primary teeth. (tooth chart on the next page)

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|