Tailwind Pediatric Dentistry

250 Central Ave. N.
Suite 113
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 475-3135
6945 Penn Ave S.
Suite 102
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 866-4041
212 Medical Center
Suite 304N
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 361-6759
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Teeth for Life

Practicing good oral hygiene means maintaining your child’s smile by visiting the dentist regularly and taking care of her teeth and gums in between checkups. Our practice wants to make sure that your child gets the most out of her office visits, and that her teeth stay healthy for life! We’ll work with you to provide complete dental care, and show you how to maintain your child’s smile at home with the right dental products for you and your family.

Dental Cleanings and Regular Checkups

Regular dental checkups are an important part of maintaining good oral health. During regular checkups, the hygienist will:

  • Check for any problems that may not be seen or felt
  • Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
  • Inspect the teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease
  • Provide a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish

Visiting the dentist every six months gives you and your child the chance to talk with the doctor and receive answers for any questions you may have about your family’s oral health. Checkups are also a great way to find out about new treatments that may benefit your child’s smile.

Choosing the Right Toothpaste and Toothbrush

From toothpaste and mouthwash to toothbrushes and dental floss, it’s important to choose the right products. Keep in mind that when you’re looking for a new toothpaste or toothbrush be sure to choose one that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Your dentist can also help by recommending certain dental products for use at home.

Learn More

Did you know that at birth, people already have 20 primary (baby) teeth that begin erupting after six months, and that by the time a person is 21 there are no longer primary teeth, and all 32 permanent teeth have erupted?

Getting to know your teeth can be fun and educational!

Click on the links below to learn more facts about your teeth.

Anatomy of a Tooth
Know Your Teeth

6-10 months

Primary lower central incisors erupt.

8-12 months

Primary upper central incisors erupt.

9-16 months

Primary upper & lower lateral incisors erupt.

13-19 months

First molars erupt. The upper molars generally erupt before the lower molars. Average age of shed: 9-11 years.

16-23 months

Canines erupt. The upper canines generally erupt before the lower canines. Average age of shed: 9-12 years.

23-33 months

Second molars erupt. Generally the lower molars erupt first, followed by the upper molars. Average age of shed: 10-12 years.

6-7 years

The primary upper and lower central incisors are shed, and the permanent upper and lower first molars and lower central incisors erupt.

7-8 years

The primary upper and lower lateral incisors are shed, and the permanent upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors erupt.

8-9 years

The permanent upper lateral incisors erupt and the primary upper first molars are shed.

9-10 years

The primary upper and lower canines and the lower first molars are shed, and the permanent lower canines erupt.

10-12 years

The primary upper and lower 2nd molars are shed, and the permanent upper canines erupt, as well as upper and lower first and second premolars.

11-13 years

The permanent upper and lower 2nd molars erupt.

17-21 years

The upper and lower 3rd molars (or wisdom teeth) erupt.

 

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