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Children and Adolescents

Around the ages of six to eight years, the first teeth start to fall out and the permanent teeth begin to appear. By the age of 13 years, most of the permanent teeth, except for the wisdom teeth, should be in.

Permanent teeth will not be replaced, so have your child:

  • Brush at least twice per day and floss once per day
  • Reduce sugar intake. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feed on sugar.
  • Limit snacking
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Use a mouthguard to protect teeth when playing sports