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Milk teeth are extremely important for oral health. Healthy milk teeth shake and fall out when the time for the permanent teeth developing under them comes to erupt. This pressure causes the root of the tooth to slowly loosen and eventually fall out. When the tooth begins to loosen, a gap forms where it is located. This space is where the new tooth will emerge. The baby tooth may loosen and fall out on its own, or it may be removed to eliminate the risk of the child swallowing it.

When do milk teeth start to fall out?

Milk teeth usually start to fall out after the age of 5. After this age, it is normal for the child to feel that his teeth are starting to loosen. This is an indication that the tooth renewal process has now reached its final stage. The average completion time for the first and last milk teeth to emerge is 3 years.

What happens after milk teeth fall out?

Milk teeth begin to fall out by putting pressure on other teeth from below. The tooth that becomes loose due to the pressure falls out and a new milk tooth grows in its place. Generally, cavities begin to form in the palates of children whose milk teeth are lost, and these cavities are filled one by one. Milk teeth sometimes become loose and begin to fall out stubbornly, and in this period they are removed to avoid the risk of swallowing the tooth. Since no new teeth will grow in place of the newly formed teeth, it is beneficial for us to take care of our dental health regularly. During this period, the dentist should explain the tooth that will fall out to the child in a clear manner, and the child should be able to overcome the problems more easily by minimizing the problems he experiences.

Can cavities in milk teeth be treated?

Milk teeth guide the permanent teeth that they will replace in the future. Teeth that have reached the age of replacement and teeth that are too rotten and infected to be treated can be extracted. However, if there is still time for the new permanent tooth to emerge, a SPACE KEEPER must be made to prevent the gap of the extracted tooth from being closed. Milk teeth allow permanent teeth to calcify. It affects the development of the jaw. A rotten milk tooth is a source of infection. On the other hand, it also causes decay in other teeth.

What are the eruption and fall periods of milk teeth?

Upper Teeth

Middle Incisor: It emerges between 8 and 12 months and falls between 6 and 7 years of age.

Lateral Incisor: It emerges between the 9th and 13th months and falls between the ages of 7 and 8.

Canine Tooth: Appears between 16 and 22 months and falls out between 10 and 12 years of age.

First Molar: Appears between 13 and 19 months and falls out between 9 and 11 years of age

Second Molar: Appears between 25 and 33 months and falls out between 10 and 12 years of age.

Lower Teeth

Middle Incisor: It emerges between 6 and 10 months and falls between 6 and 7 years of age.

Lateral Incisor: It emerges between 10 and 16 months and falls out between 7 and 8 years of age.

Canine Tooth: Appears between 17 and 23 months and falls out between 9 and 12 years of age.

First Molar: Appears between 14 and 18 months and falls out between 9 and 11 years of age

Second Molar: Appears between 23 and 31 months and falls out between 10 and 12 years of age.

What should be paid attention to in milk teeth?

The most important issue about milk teeth is that these teeth need to be cleaned very well. Hygiene habits acquired at this age will guarantee dental health throughout life. Black discolorations on milk teeth are caused by some bacteria in the mouth and are not dangerous. These discolorations can be confused with caries.

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Milk Teeth and Their Importance

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