The dental professional that specializes in the care of children’s teeth and oral health is called a Pedodontist or Pediatric Dentist. Just as you take your child to a Pediatrician, it is important for them to see an appropriate doctor for their oral health as well!
Baby teeth begin to push through the gums at 6 months of age and are usually fully erupted by the age of two. Most of the time, children begin to lose their baby teeth around the age of 6 or 7 as their adult teeth begin to push through. Children are born with both sets of teeth in their jaw so it is very important for the primary teeth to be cared for just as you do your own adult teeth! Decay in the primary teeth can spread to the secondary teeth and lead to a lifetime of dental issues for your child.