We get asked the question, “What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist”. The short answer is a pediatric dentist has two to three years of specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Your child’s baby teeth should begin to fall out by age 6 or 7, according to the American Dental Association. Over the next five or six years, your child will gradually lose all baby teeth, and new, permanent teeth will replace them.