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What are milk teeth?
What should parents do when their child’s milk teeth haven’t fallen out as yet, but the child’s permanent teeth have started to erupt?
When do permanent teeth start to erupt?
- Upper and lower front teeth: age 6 to 8 years
- Canines: age 9 to 10 years
- Molars: age 10 to 12 years *Plus or minus 6 months to 12 months
Do you have any tips for parents during this process?
- Provide your child with soft food as wobbly teeth can potentially lead to the sensation of soreness within their mouth.
- Wiggle the primary teeth as and when possible.
- Gentle brushing is fine but skipping brushing completely in the area of concern is not recommended.
- In case of severe pain or discomfort during the stages of exfoliation, professional extraction can be considered. Usually, it’s a natural phenomenon of growth and does not require any treatment.