Children's Tooth Development | Carmichael, CA

Maintaining Healthy Habits and Smiles

Teaching your child healthy habits from the start will help them maintain a bright healthy smile for the rest of their life. NorCal Dental Spa enjoys taking care of children's teeth and we are here to make you and your child as comfortable as possible.

Children's Tooth Development

Children continually get new teeth from age 3 months to the age 6 years. Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3 years old. As a child nears the age 6, the jaw grows making room for the permanent teeth. At the same time, the roots of the baby teeth begin to be resorbed by the tissues around them and the permanent teeth under them begin to erupt.

Primary teeth are just as important as permanent teeth for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also serve as placement holders for the permanent teeth. Primary teeth also provide structure to help shape the child's face.