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Do you have little ones who are beginning to shred their teeth?
(updated 30 Aug 2020)
With each tooth that falls out, learn How To Choose A Baby Teeth Keepsake Container here.
There are so many types of baby teeth keepsake boxes to choose from, here I will provide a detailed guide.
Let’s get started.
Admit it, when we were first-time parents, didn’t we hang on to every first item of our firstborns.
Be it his first lock of hair at the baby barber, the first fingernail, first blanket, stuffed toy, and the cute little onesie.
I have a box full of these, in my storeroom.
Soon the first baby tooth will start dropping, and what a better place to store them, than to be in a baby teeth keepsake container.
How Do Baby Teeth Erupt and Shed
Baby Teeth has its purpose when they start to erupt from your baby’s gums.
They act as placeholders, reserving the place for the correct eruption of permanent teeth to come from age 6 to 12 onwards.
The first tooth to appear in the lower front teeth is called the lateral central incisor. Right about the 6 months old, and expectedly, it will be the first to drop around the age of 6 years old.
So actually you have a few good years to wait for tooth collection.
Remember to use a soft bristle toothbrush or a soft cloth to clean them.
No toothpaste is necessary.
Baby Teeth – 20 Primary Teeth
8 INCISORS – 4 Lower, 4 Upper
The Sequence of appearance
- Lower Central Incisor
- Upper Central Incisor
Incisors are the first point of contact with food. They usually grab the food to bite it down.
4 CANINES – 2 Upper. 2 Lower
The sequence of appearance (around 16 months onwards)
- Upper Canine
- Lower Canine
Canine have sharp pointed edges for tearing food into smaller pieces.
8 Premolars – 4 Upper, 4 Lower
Premolars are for chewing the food before they are being swallowed.
By age 3, most kids will have all their 20 primary teeth.
By Age 6, those which were the first to erupt will soon start to shed, in that order too.
By adulthood, the full set of 12 Molars should appear, making it complete 32 teeth for adults.
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