Your child should be learning to brush their teeth, and often can do it without supervision by age seven. Start flossing around seven or eight. The primary teeth shed as the permanent teeth emerge. The first permanent teeth to emerge are the four front teeth called the central incisors. Next to emerge are the teeth on either side of the central incisors, the lateral incisors.
TIP By age eight, start looking out for malocclusion, the misalignment of teeth, also known as a "bad bite.” If needed we will discuss treatment options. Also, we encourage sealants to help prevent tooth decay.