Age 4 Dental Visit
Shortly after age 4, the jaw and facial bones of the child begin to grow, creating spaces between the primary teeth. This is a perfectly natural growth process that provides the necessary space for the larger permanent teeth to emerge.
Age 5 Dental Visit
Get ready for the lower first ADULT tooth to emerge!! You may notice a little raised mound of gum tissue behind the primary 2nd molar. This will be called the 1st adult molar.
Age 6-9 Dental Visit
After age 6, a mixture of both primary teeth and permanent teeth reside in the mouth. At age 6, the first molar and/or the lower incisors should be present. I like to tell children these "adult" teeth have to last them for a hundred years. 🙂