The baby is growing, and as he grows up, his mother has new questions that relate to his health. It would seem that only recently they were waiting for the first teeth, and now you are already waiting for them to change to molars.
The size of the deciduous teeth is much smaller than the molars. The molar crowns are slightly shorter and wider, and their roots are much shorter. It so happens that the baby's milk teeth are asymmetrically located, but this is considered acceptable. Before the onset of tooth loss, you will be able to notice that the distance between the teeth of the child becomes larger, this is because the permanent teeth are slightly larger than the milk ones, and the maxillofacial apparatus is preparing for their change. This process is relatively simple, the root of the milk tooth gradually dissolves, the tooth begins to wobble and then falls out. When the root begins to dissolve, the growth of a new tooth begins at the same time, and the formation of the root continues for about several years.
The first milk teeth begin to fall out at the age of 5-7 years, but if this happens a year earlier or later, this phenomenon is also considered the norm. Loss of milk teeth is absolutely painless, sometimes the baby himself is able to pull out his own tooth, which can stagger for several days. During this period, special care for the baby is important. For example, he can be switched to a thinner food because he may find it difficult to chew food. Make sure to have your child brush their teeth all the time. If you have any problems, you can contact your pediatric dentist.
The molars grow after the milk teeth have fallen out. Milk teeth fall out in the same order as they grew. First, the jaw gets rid of the incisors, followed by the molars, and last but not least, the canines begin to fall out. Finally, milk teeth change to permanent ones at the age of 14, and your child begins to form a permanent bite.
The eruption of permanent teeth occurs gradually. At the age of 8-9 years, the incisors erupt, at the age of 9-10 years, the first premolars erupt. Canines come out from 10 to 11 years old, then the second premolars come out until 12 years old. Until the age of 13, a child develops second molars, and wisdom teeth grow in a person only at an older age - 20 or 25 years.
Permanent teeth erupt much sharper than milk teeth, they are also slightly darker. If it seems to you that the child's teeth are very large, do not worry, know that the child will grow and become larger, and the permanent teeth grow only once.