Pediatric Dentistry

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Working with Children

Our doctors and staff love working with children! We understand that a dentist visit can be scary for a child and we take special care to comfort them to make their experience as pleasant as possible.

Regular dentist visits for children are important to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy and developing properly as they grow. It’s also a great experience for kids to learn the importance of taking care of their teeth by brushing and flossing regularly.

Know Your Teeth

Age 6-10 months: Primary lower central incisors erupt
Age 6-10 months:
Primary lower central incisors erupt

Age 8-12 months:
Primary upper central incisors erupt

Age 9-16 months: Primary upper & lower lateral incisors erupt.
Age 9-16 months:

Primary upper & lower lateral incisors erupt.

13-19months
Age 13-19 months:
First molars erupt. The upper molars generally erupt before the lower molars. Average age of shed: 9-11 years.

16-23months
Age 16-23 months:
Canines erupt. The upper canines generally erupt before the lower canines. Average age of shed: 9-12 years.

23-33months
Age 23-33 months:

Second molars erupt. Generally the lower molars erupt first, followed by the upper molars. Average age of shed: 10-12 years.

6-7yrs
Age 6-7 years:
The primary upper and lower central incisors are shed, and the permanent upper and lower first molars and lower central incisors erupt.


Age 7-8 years:
The primary upper and lower lateral incisors are shed, and the permanent upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors erupt.


Age 8-9 years:

The permanent upper lateral incisors erupt and the primary upper first molars are shed.


Age 9-10years:
The primary upper and lower canines and the lower first molars are shed, and the permanent lower canines erupt.


Age 10-12 years:
The primary upper and lower 2nd molars are shed, and the permanent upper canines erupt, as well as upper and lower first and second premolars.


Age 11-13 years:

The permanent upper and lower 2nd molars erupt.


Age 17-21years:
The upper and lower 3rd molars (or wisdom teeth) erupt.

Orthodontics for Kids

Orthodontic treatment for kids can help straighten teeth and align jaws to help improve the mouth’s health, make chewing food easier, and create great smiles. This is done with braces, retainers, and other devices.

Orthodontic treatment is advised by the age of 7 if the dentist or parents see a problem with a child’s teeth or jaws. It’s at this age that the first permanent molars and incisors have come in, and crossbites, crowding, or other issues can be assessed. When discovered early on, safe preventative measures can be taken as the orthodontist can guide the jaw’s growth and incoming permanent teeth. Other corrections include regulating the upper and lower dental arches’ width, gaining space for permanent teeth, avoiding future permanent tooth extractions, reducing the chance of impacted permanent teeth, correcting thumb-sucking, and eliminating abnormal swallowing or speech problems.