8 Facts About Your Child’s Permanent Teeth | FAST FACT LIST

You may be wondering why your child’s permanent teeth aren’t coming In. When your child finally loses his or her first tooth, it is a joyful moment for both you and your young one. You get to play the tooth fairy, and your child gets to earn a dollar for losing their tooth. In this post, we’ll show you all about your child’s permanent teeth. Let’s get going.


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  • However, when three, four, and six months go by and your child’s primary tooth is not replaced, you begin to worry. It is natural to feel concerned. But, before you consider taking those little mouths to a dental expert, you should have a clue as to why your children’s teeth may be taking too long to develop. Permanent teeth replacement is no big deal but permanent teeth age is important.


1) Lack Of Sufficient Space

  • This is perhaps the most common reason why your children’s teeth have not erupted yet. When the milk tooth that was taken out is smaller than the one that is emerging, there will be a problem. It happens regularly because the permanent tooth at the front is usually bigger than the primary one and, therefore, lacks the space to develop properly and on time. Typically, there should be spaces between the primary teeth.
  • It creates enough space for the permanent teeth that follow. This does not occur, and the result is lateness. In such an instance, you may have to remove the neighboring teeth or have your pediatric dentistry expert create braces for your child. Such steps create space in the little mouths for the permanent tooth.


2) The Permanent Going In The Wrong Direction

  • Another common issue that causes late permanent teeth development is if they are facing the wrong way. When there is space, but the teeth do not follow the path of the primary tooth and erupt in the proper spot, there will be an issue. This commonly happens with upper canines and bicuspids because they mostly veer away from the intended course, which leads to issues in development.
  • In such cases, there may be the need to surgically remove the primary teeth around that area to allow them to position themselves appropriately. You will, in most cases, have to use braces to get the teeth in the right place.


3) Gender

  • Like with the general development of the body, there are huge variations in the speed of tooth growth between girls and boys. Girls tend to experience puberty and sexual changes earlier than boys. In the same way, girls tend to develop their permanent teeth slightly earlier than boys do. Studies show that girls begin losing their teeth up to 6 months earlier than boys. As a parent, it is normal to want to compare your children since that is human.
  • If your firstborn is a girl, for instance, you will notice the time they lose their teeth and how easy and fast the permanent teeth come in. When it takes slightly longer for your baby boy, you will begin to worry and wonder what is wrong. Well, there is nothing that can be done about this difference. Be patient for a little while and see if the teeth come in. No matter what gender, permanent teeth eruption is inevitable.


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4) Genetics

  • Did your teeth come in late? Do you know that there is an 80% chance that the characteristics of your teeth development will be seen in your children? Well, now you know. If your teeth took time to grow or you ended up needing braces for there to be enough space for the new set of teeth to fit in, the same will happen with your children. It is, therefore, the time to talk to your parents and your spouse. Find out whether the delay is a result of genetics or something that needs a doctor’s attention.


5) Nutrition

  • The nutritional status of your child can affect the development of their permanent teeth. To develop correctly, teeth require a lot of calcium, in addition to other minerals so that they are strong enough to push through the gum. If your child is a picky eater, you have to ensure that they learn the importance of eating a balanced diet early in life. Parents whose children do not stick to a healthy diet, rather preferring a sugar-rich diet tend to develop their teeth later than their peers in the same age group or class.


6) Weight And Height

  • Studies on childhood obesity have revealed that overweight children tend to develop their permanent teeth faster than kids who are of normal weight. It is also true that taller children get their teeth earlier than their shorter counterparts. Therefore, if your child is short and relatively thin, their teeth will take time to develop. This is nothing you need to worry about because they will come in eventually and will truly be worth the wait.


7) Impacted Teeth

  • These are teeth in your children’s mouths that are blocked from erupting due to premature loss of the primary teeth or narrow jaws. When the teeth lack the space to erupt, they will usually stay in. Primary teeth usually develop fully but do not erupt because they are blocked. In such cases, a radiograph is needed to check whether the position of the teeth is correct. Handling this early enough, there is no damage to the surrounding tissues and other teeth.


8) Supernumerary Teeth

  • These are extra teeth that can form anywhere on the arch of your mouth. Because they erupt on the space meant for permanent teeth, they may delay or displace them. This can cause dental problems and irregularities.




The development of your children’s permanent teeth is something that should occur normally. As a parent, you need to constantly remind yourself that your child is unique. And no comparison to other kids. However, if it takes more than six months for new teeth to show signs of erupting.

You should take your child to Dr. Engel a pediatric dentistry specialist who will find out the cause of the problem and get a solution for it. Within a few weeks, your child should have new teeth coming in. Braces are important in aligning teeth as they grow and perfect that smile you adore so much! Contact KinderSmiles for a comprehensive evaluation of the health of your child’s teeth.

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8 Facts About Your Child’s Permanent Teeth | FAST FACT LIST

34 replies
  1. Chloe
    Chloe says:

    Hi. My daughter was 7yrs back then when her two front teeth was extracted.. It’s been 4mos and she’s now 8yrs old however her front teeth isn’t coming out yet.. I’m starting to worry..How long she need to wait before it came out? Thanks.

  2. Kong
    Kong says:

    My son is 10 years old and his milk teeth is not felling down I don’t know what is reason .when he was born and his mother had died .he had some vitamin deficincey because his hair and nail grow slowly .please advice me I am quit up set

  3. Belinda
    Belinda says:

    My 6 year old daughters 2 front permanent teeth are coming down slowly but i noticed tonight they are slighly wobbly why is this? A worried Mum

  4. Kotati
    Kotati says:

    My 5 years old daughter permanent upper front teeth have a delay to develop for three months now, am worried because she sucks her finger. Do I need to see a dentist soon?

  5. mercymirit
    mercymirit says:

    Hey it’s a year now and my daughter’s upper front teeth hasn’t emerged yet.she is 7yrs.getting a bit worried now

  6. Founa
    Founa says:

    My daughter had changed her front teeth ? it’s been 9 months now there is no sign of the new one what caused that please ?

  7. Rachael
    Rachael says:

    My daughter is yet to replace her teeth is close a year now or more. Please what could be the cause? She is 6 plus.

  8. Amy
    Amy says:

    My son lost one upper front tooth at 5 as a result of falling at school. He is now 7 and still no tooth. Dentist took x-rays and said the tooth is there but just not ready yet. He has since lost three lower teeth. What should be our next step? Second opinion?

  9. Nera
    Nera says:

    My daughter s first upper teeth follen down 2 years ago then 2nd upper teeth lost year ago. No primary teeth yet. Now she is 7 years old. X Ray showed well built 2 upper teeth

  10. Kayann fuller
    Kayann fuller says:

    Good morning to my daughter is 9 years old and been losing her teeth but my concern is the milk teeth just grow back shorter than the rest should there be a concern plz let me know thank you

  11. Khokie
    Khokie says:

    Hi my daughter is 8yrs old now . 10months now since the dentist pull out her milky teeth due to cavity but there is no sign of coming out for the permanent teeth.

  12. Matebie addis
    Matebie addis says:

    My female child milk teeth of front upper 2 teeth come down before 4 months but still permanent teeth couldnt come.why??

  13. Inusah
    Inusah says:

    Hi. My daughter is 7years when her two front teeth was extracted.. It’s been 4months now and she’s now 8yrs old however her front teeth isn’t coming out yet.. I’m starting to worry..How long she need to wait before it came out? Thanks.

  14. Jean
    Jean says:

    Hi! My son is 8 years now. He lost his two front teeth 7mos from back then. And he haven’t regain its new tooth since then. I’m worried. Is it normal? Any advice?

    • Saadatu Muhammed
      Saadatu Muhammed says:

      My son is also 8 years old and he lost his two upen front teeth too and I’m worried is it still going to come out

  15. Eve
    Eve says:

    Hi, I’m 14 years old and I got braces when I was 13. I’ve noticed that my teeth are a lot shorter than my peers and I’m curious to know if they’ll grow more or not. Is it still possible for your teeth to grow at 14? And could my braces possibly be the reason they’re so short? Thanks, an insecure teen.

  16. Veronata
    Veronata says:

    Hi. My daughter was 7yrs back then when her two front teeth was extracted.. It’s been 3 months s and she’s now 8yrs old however her front teeth isn’t coming out yet.. I’m starting to worry..How long she need to wait before it came out?

  17. tracey
    tracey says:

    It’s been almost a year now and my son’s canine teeth hasn’t grew back yet. He lost them around April 2020, and it’s May 12, 2021 now. I’m getting kinda worried because my son’s teeth has always grew in slow, but it never took this long for them to grow back. Someone help?


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