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Are you worried about your five-year-old losing teeth? Children losing teeth is an important part of their growth. They get their permanent teeth instead of their milk teeth. It is a time when children have to be educated about oral health and hygiene. We have all gone through that phase while growing up. But, there are certain doubts and worries for parents that come with children losing teeth. One of the most common worries is that your child is losing teeth earlier than 6 years or if it is delayed. So, what do you need to do as a parent when your 5-year-old comes to you with a wiggly milk tooth and complains about it.

What Parents Need to Know?

Here are some facts that can demystify some of the concerns that parents have about children losing teeth:

Do You Need To Worry About Your 5 Year Old Losing teeth?

Every child is different and there is nothing unusual about your 5-year-old losing teeth. But, there are some things that you have to take notice of. You can take the advice of our dental health professional if you have any doubts.

Talking To Your 5 Year Old About Losing Teeth

For most children, losing their teeth might be a painless and natural experience that they get used to. But, some might have problems with it too. You need to communicate with your child properly about losing teeth.
Children are curious by nature and they will come to you when their tooth starts wiggling. But, you can educate them in advance about oral hygiene and losing teeth so that they will know to come to you when it happens. You can make it an interesting experience for them.

The Bottom Line

Childhood is the most common age when teeth problems begin and you will have to go to the dentist a lot. A 5-year-old losing tooth is common and parents do not have to worry about it. The key is to properly train your child to maintain oral hygiene. You can make losing teeth into a positive experience. Take notice of symptoms like tooth decay and pain. Always make sure that you take your child to the dentist at least twice a year to ensure that they have a healthy set of teeth.

 

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Ravi Kumar

MDS, CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY AND ENDODONTICS

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