When you start asking yourself questions about your child’s smile, it’s a good time to stop and come in for a visit. We suggest that you seek answers about children’s dentistry topics from your Riverside children’s dentist! As a result, you won’t come across a variety of mixed information (possibly from the Internet or friends) that can leave you confused and maybe even stressed. Remember, understanding baby teeth and smile development is quite simple, so give us a call when you’re ready for answers!

Questions and Answers: Your Child’s Smile

Question: When should my little one’s teeth start showing up and when can I expect a full smile to be complete?

Answer: Your Riverside children’s dentist explains that for the most part, baby teeth begin showing up around the time your child is six months old. The development of these primary teeth will continue until your child is just shy of three years old.

Question: When should baby teeth start falling out and permanent teeth begin replacing them?

Answer: The primary teeth should begin to fall out around the time your child is in kindergarten or first grade (usually six years of age or so). This will continue until your child is around 12 years old (in the sixth or seventh grade), as permanent teeth grow in.

Question: How do I know if the development of my child’s smile is on track or not?

Answer: You can, of course, consider the common ages for development as a loose guideline. However, your Riverside children’s dentist explains that the best way to determine whether development is going well (and the best way to guide it) is to allow us to monitor your child’s smile with two preventive care visits each year.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.