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FAQs About Baby Teeth

*This webpage is for information purposes only. It is NOT a substitute for professional dental advice.*

What are the signs of teething?

For some babies, teething can cause some discomfort or pain.

Your baby or toddler might be teething if he:

  • Is irritable.
  • Is cranky.
  • Has bumps on his gums.
  • Seems to be in pain.
  • Keeps wanting to bite things.
  • Drools.

Visit our Teething section to learn more about teething, or view the Primary Teeth chart to see when each baby (primary) tooth usually appears.  

Baby teeth fall out, so why should I take care of them?

Baby teeth are the only teeth your child will have for the first few years. They help your child learn to speak properly. Kids need them to chew, and also for stopping their adult teeth from growing in crooked.

So even though they're temporary, your child's baby teeth need just as much care as their permanent teeth. Be sure you're doing all you can to prevent tooth decay.

When will my child's baby teeth fall out?

While children develop at their own pace, watch for your child's baby teeth to start loosening and falling out between 6 and 12 years of age.

View the Permanent Teeth chart to see when adult teeth usually appear.

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