Dr. Robert Axelrad Dental Office

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There are different names for your children’s ‘first’ teeth. These are baby, milk, deciduous, and primary.


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The precise dental terms are deciduous or primary…for the purpose of this blog, we’ll call them primary.

By the age of two and a half, most children have their full set of primary teeth. There are 20 in total.

Many parents are eager to know when their children’s primary teeth are going to erupt into the mouth.

In addition, they want to know when ‘these’ teeth will shed (fall out).

Below is a chart which explains when the primary teeth erupt and when they shed and the adult teeth come into the mouth to replace them.

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As parents, we tend to get upset and bothered if there’s a lag in any aspect of our child’s development.  We just want everything to be ‘normal.’ The same goes for the primary teeth.

What I always tell concerned parents is that they shouldn’t get too hung up on when the primary teeth fall out or the adult teeth erupt. Some children may be earlier or later than others in this respect.

What matters most is the sequence of eruption of the teeth. If all 20 of the primary teeth are not in your child’s mouth by two and a half years of age, it is not a ‘catastrophe’…as mentioned previously, some children may be earlier and some later.

The next blog is going to be a real eye opener for many parents. We’re going to take look at what’s going on in your child’s jaws…please stay tuned!

Get to know Dr. Axelrad and make your child’s dental visit a positive experience. Call us today at (905) 791-3867 or visit us at Bestgate Professional Center, 40 Finchgate Boulevard, Suite 121, Brampton, Ontario. Walk-ins and Emergencies are welcome.

Our office is now open. We are taking the following precautions to combat COVID-19;

  • A plexiglass barrier stands on the front desk in the waiting room.
  • All patients have their temperature taken with a non-touch digital infra-red thermometer.
  • All staff wear mask, gloves, gown, bonnet, goggles and face shield.
  • Hand sanitizers are readily available for staff and patient use.
  • Patients will wait outside or in their car until their appointment time.
  • No visitors are permitted in the office.
  • Social distancing will remain in effect in the office.
  • Patients experiencing influenza-like-illness (fever with a cough, sore throat or muscle aches) should not come to the office.
  • Air purifiers with hepa filters have been installed in each operatory and waiting room.
  • All COVID-19 precautions put forth by both the dental and hygiene boards have been put into force in the office.

We look forward to seeing you soon. 
Dr Axelrad and Staff