Warding Off Cavities & Building Healthy Habits

Three kids with backpacks smiling after seeing childrens dentist in Prosper

As your child gets older, their baby teeth will begin falling out and their permanent ones growing in, which is a big life milestone! It’s crucial during this time for their Prosper children's dentist, Dr. Peng, to routinely examine their pearly whites, ensuring that their permanent teeth are growing in properly. Our team at Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry does everything within our power to create exciting, educational visits for them so they can’t wait to come see us again!

Why Choose Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry for Children’s Dental Care?

  • Family-Owned & Operated Dental Practice
  • Safe, Fast & High-Quality Digital X-Rays
  • Friendly & Caring Certified Pediatric Dentist

When Will My Child Start Losing Baby Teeth?

Young girl pointing to her missing lower tooth

Your child will most likely begin losing their baby teeth around the age of six. The first ones to go are usually one or both of their two front teeth. Then, over the next six years, their 32 adult teeth will gradually erupt. While most of them will appear by the time they turn 13, their wisdom teeth, the last ones to erupt in the very back of their mouth, typically don’t emerge until around 16 to 18 years old.

Dental Services for School-Aged Children

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Because your child will still be learning how to properly care for their pearly whites, they’re at a higher risk of developing common oral health problems, like cavities. That’s why our team at Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry takes extra precautionary measures to ensure their growing smile stays healthy. If your child is at a high risk of decay, we offer dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and tooth-colored fillings to preserve and strengthen their affected teeth.