Losing your teeth is a rite of passage for every child – but the thought of pulling out pieces of our mouths can be a scary one for a to think about. What can help the shock is understanding why it is happening.
Our second set of teeth (also known as permanent teeth) are the ones that we keep for life. Even though our baby teeth aren’t permanent, caring for them is crucial. When a baby tooth is lost too early due to decay, the surrounding teeth tend to migrate into improper positions. This can make the permanent teeth crooked or crowded when they come in.
Below, Dental Hygienist Leah talks about what to expect when you’re losing your teeth.