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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
NO SIDE TEETH
MY SON IS 6 YEARS ALL OF HIS BABYHAVE FALLEN OUT I HOPE AND SOME OF IS PERMANANT TEETH HAVE COME IN ALL EXCEPT THE ONES ON EACH SIDE OF HIS TWO FRONT TEETH. IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE HE`S BEEN TO THE DENTIST OR DO I NEED TO GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE TIME TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
Thank you for your question. It takes several years before all of the primary (baby) teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. The process begins around age 6 and finishes around age 12. This is a good time to have your son examined by a dentist to have his teeth cleaned and to have your specific questions answered.
Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University