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Dentistry at Every Age

This section of the Kids R Us website is meant to be used as a convenient, practical and easy-to-follow road map for your child’s dental and oral health, from birth through to adolescence. 


Stages of Development

Each stage of your child's development presents changes and challenges that can seem overwhelming, to parents and children alike. 

Knowing what to expect can make all the difference when it comes to successfully navigating your child's dental development.

But with so much growth and development occurring over the first 12 years of your child's life, it can be hard to keep track of what to expect and when to expect it — never mind how or when to begin introducing important daily preventive activities, such as brushing and flossing.

For each major milestone in your children’s dental development, we outline what you can expect in terms of teething, tooth loss, tooth replacement and appropriate care.

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Advice For Every Age

Click on an age group below to read practical advice about helping your kids avoid developing tooth decay and establishing dental hygiene routines. These pages also outline how your pediatric dentist can support your children’s healthy, growing smiles during each major growth phase.

0-2 Years

In your child's first two years, they will likely develop all their primary teeth, making it a critical time for good dental care.

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2 - 4 Years

Your child's dental development changes, with molars erupting & new eating patterns potentially affecting their oral health.

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4 - 6 Years

Your child's baby teeth and jaw are starting to prepare for the next stage of development, the growth of their adult teeth.

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6 - 12 Years

Children age 6 and up experience a lot of dental change, with the mouth losing their first baby teeth and making way for adult teeth.

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Adolescence

When it comes to oral health, teenagers face unique challenges that younger children do not, so it is very important for them to take care of their teeth.

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  • 0-2 Years

    In your child's first two years, he or she will likely develop all their primary baby teeth, making it a critical time for good dental care. Welcome – or welcome back – to parenthood! Caring for an infant in their first 2 years is a time of great joy, but it’s also a lot of work and there’s a lot to learn along the way. Mixed messages, a lack of information and persistent misinformation about infant oral health piled on top of all th...
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  • 2-4 Years

    Between the ages of 2 and 4, your child's dental development changes, with molars erupting & new eating patterns potentially affecting their oral health. Between the ages of 2 and 4, your child will quickly leave babyhood behind. They’ll begin walking or even running around and their personalities will emerge bright and strong. They will learn to interact with other kids as they begin daycare, enjoy family visits, play at local p...
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  • 4-6 Years

    From ages 4 to 6 your child's mouth is starting to prepare for the next stage of development, adult teeth. It is important to understand what is happening. From age 4 and up until around age 6, it may seem as though not much is happening with your child’s teeth. Their baby teeth have all come in, they’re eating exclusively solid food and have begun attending school. In fact, a great deal is happening from a dental perspective — but i...
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  • 6-12 Years

    Children age 6 and up experience a lot of dental change, with the mouth losing their first baby teeth and making way for adult teeth. Around age 6, your child will have begun losing all their baby teeth to make room for their permanent, or adult, teeth. Tooth loss continues until around age 12-14. In the meantime, your child’s adult teeth will begin erupting, a process which takes several years. During this period, expect some school...
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  • Adolescences

    It is very important for adolescents to take care of their teeth. Good adolescent oral health can prevent a variety of dental issues.  According to the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA), teenagers face unique challenges that younger children do not. Teenagers commonly struggle with orthodontics, contact sports and diets loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. Other issues include mouth piercings, smoking and vaping. They als...
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