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Eruption of baby's first tooth?

October 9th, 2020

When is baby's first tooth eruption?
Typically, the bottom two front teeth called central incisors, are the first teeth to emerge.
The top four front teeth are the next to erupt. Teeth will then appear in pairs, typically.
This doesn't mean they will appear right next to each other. These teeth will appear on each side of the upper and lower jaw respectively.
This happens until 20 teeth, ( 10 top, 10 bottom ), have filled in. The child will be around 2 1/2 to 3 years old.

Why is it important to take care of baby's teeth?
The variations in teeth such as size, shape, and location enable teeth to work together to chew, speak, and smile. The teeth also contribute to the shaping of the face.
They help in attaining good nutrition, and they help with a healthy start for permanent teeth. Decay and infection in baby teeth can cause damage to the permanent teeth developing beneath them.

Primary Teeth Development Chart
Upper Teeth When tooth emerges When tooth falls out
Central incisor 8 to 12 months 6 to 7 years
Lateral incisor 9 to 13 months 7 to 8 years
Canine (cuspid) 16 to 22 months 10 to 12 years
First molar 13 to 19 months 9 to 11 years
Second molar 25 to 33 months 10 to 12 years
Lower Teeth
Second molar 23 to 31 months 10 to 12 years
First molar 14 to 18 months 9 to 11 years
Canine (cuspid) 17 to 23 months 9 to 12 years
Lateral incisor 10 to 16 months 7 to 8 years
Central incisor 6 to 10 months 6 to 7 years

Additional Facts of Tooth Eruption:

  • Approximately 4 teeth will erupt every 6 months
  • Girls generally precede boys in tooth eruption.
  • Teeth in both jaws usually erupt in pairs -- one on the right and one on the left.
  • Primary teeth are smaller in size and whiter in color than the permanent teeth that will follow.
  • Lower teeth usually erupt before the upper teeth.
  • All primary teeth should have erupted by the time they turn 2 to 3 years old.

Do you have questions about babys teeth and dental care?
Contact us at any of our locations listed Below:

140 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Orthodontics Center - 2nd Floor  (x 21 or x22 )
Children's general Dentistry - 3rd Floor
Treatment - 4th Floor
Phone: (973) 742-4200

625 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ 07055
Children's general Dentistry - 3rd Floor
Phone: (973) 574-1000

3196 Kennedy Boulevard
3rd Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 325-8444

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5 Steps of gum care

September 15th, 2020


September is gum care month. Let's take a look at some great habits to have as a routine for clean and healthy mouths.

5 steps of gum care

1. Eat a nutritious diet:   Eating a balanced nutritious diet that is low in sugar and carbs gives your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. It can help your body fight off harmful bacteria, inflammation, and infection.

2. Brush twice a day:  Both plaque and tartar contribute to gum disease. Brushing twice a day will help to break this down and keep your gums healthy.

3. Floss: It's very important to floss when it comes to taking care of your gums.
This is because flossing can help you remove particles of food that get stuck in the crevices of your teeth.

There are different types of floss.
- Unwaxed floss is thin nylon floss made of about 35 strands twisted together.
- Waxed floss is a standard nylon floss with a light wax coating.
- Dental tape is broader and flatter than standard floss and comes in waxed or unwaxed versions

Consult with your dentist so they can advise you on which floss is right for you.


4. Brush Gums: This comes to a surprise to most people but brushing your gums gently with circular motions helps remove debris from the gums.


6. See Your Dentist: Regular visits to your dentist can help detect gum disease early. If gum disease is detected, your dentist can recommend a treatment plan to stop it from spreading and can minimize the damage.




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We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

To schedule a dental appointment:
1. 140 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07505
Children's Dentistry - 3rd Floor
Orthodontics Center - 2nd Floor
Treatment Center - 4th Floor
(973) 742-4200

2. 625 Main Ave
Passaic, NJ 07055
Children's Dentistry - 3rd Floor
(973) 574-1000

3. 3196 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd
3rd Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 325-8444

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