240 Springvale Rd
Glen Waverley. 3150
03 9802 2899 | 0491 149 084

When should teeth start to be lost or new teeth grow?


Q. My childs baby teeth are still present and the adult teeth are starting to come through - is this a worry?
A. This is quite common. It's often a sign that the mouth won't have enough room for the permanent teeth. See your dentist. Don't upset your child by saying the dentist will need to take teeth out. Let the dentist make the decision. If removing baby teeth won't benefit the child in the long term the dentist may leave nature to take its course.

Baby teeth eruption times: Very approximate
Upper and lower front 4 teeth - 6 to 16 months
Upper and lower canine teeth - 16 to 23 months
Upper and lower molar teeth - 1year to 3 years

Permanent teeth eruption times: Very approximate
Upper and lower front 4 teeth: 6 to 9 years
Upper and lower first molars(six year old molars): 6 to 7 years
Upper and lower canine and premolars: 10 -12 years
Upper and lower second molars(12 year old molars): 11 - 13 years
Upper and lower third molars( wisdom teeth): 17 - 25 years

Contact us


Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8am-6pm
Tues 8am-6pm (Covid change)
Fri 8am-6pm (COVID change)

240 Springvale Rd
Glen Waverley VIC 3150 AU

logo

Glenvale Dental Group Glen Waverley


 

Our Dentists +


Dr Grant FarmerBDSc (Melb)
Dr Glenda FarmerBDSc (Melb), BDentStud (Melb)
Dr Jonathan JiangDDS (Melb)
Dr Connie NgBDSc (Melb)
Dr Melissa DowlingBDSc (Melb) FRACDS
Dr Diane JacobsDDS (Melb)

 

Caring, quality dentistry with dentists who live in locally to Glen Waverley - Family orientated

Latest updates


Caries

Caries
2021-06-02

unmask

unmask
2021-03-17

Whitening teeth

Whitening teeth
2021-01-01

Veneers

Veneers
2020-11-08


All topics

QIP
Hicaps
ADA member
Infection control excellence