What You Need to Know about Children’s Dentistry from Your Knoxville Family Dentist

What should I expect during teething?

You can expect their baby teeth to begin to erupt between ages 6 months and one year. Typically, the front top and bottom teeth are the first to appear, while larger molars in the back may not show for another couple of years. Teething can be an uncomfortable experience for your little one. You may notice…

What should I expect during teething?

You can expect their baby teeth to begin to erupt between ages 6 months and one year. Typically, the front top and bottom teeth are the first to appear, while larger molars in the back may not show for another couple of years. Teething can be an uncomfortable experience for your little one. You may notice symptoms of heightened irritability, loss of appetite, or trouble sleeping as signs of teething. You can help soothe your baby by running a clean finger or a cold baby spoon along their gum line. Teething toys can also be helpful during this stage. Avoid freezing toys with liquid in them, and ensure there is no way your baby can puncture the material.

When should I take my child to the dentist?

Our Knoxville family dentist, Dr. Erpenbach recommends brining your child for their firstdental visit before their first birthday. At his or her first dental checkup, Dr. Erpenbach will look for signs of erupting baby teeth, ensure that they are cavity free, and check on the alignment of your child’s teeth.

When do baby teeth begin to fall out?

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, will begin making room for permanent teeth around age five to eight. In some rare cases, children’s permanent teeth can begin to erupt as early as four. Although baby teeth are only around for a few years, it is important to take care of your child’s dental health. These baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth and will have a great impact on your child’s smile.

Children’s Dentist in Knoxville

For more information about children’s dental care, contact our Knoxville dental office at 865-329-7815. Dr. Erpenbach as well as our team of dental professionals looks forward to helping you restore your optimal oral health with conservative periodontal disease treatment.