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  Kids & Teens

Setting proper dental health habits is important for children. Talk to your dentist if you have any questions or concerns regarding proper dental treatment for your child.

Newborns and Infants

Baby teeth start to emerge between six and nine months of age. These milk teeth or first teeth help your child eat and speak and also help the adult teeth come in straight. Tender gums are associated with each stage of tooth emergence, which can make your child irritable. It helps to rub the gums with your finger, a small cool spoon or a cold teething ring that has been placed in the fridge.

Children and Adolescents

The first teeth start to fall out around the ages of six to eight years. Most permanent teeth, except for wisdom should come in by the age of 13.


Dental health is so important in the teen years. The choices you make as a teen can significantly impact your dental health. Making healthy choices can help lead to positive dental health.

Start good habits early to keep your teeth and gums healthy:

    • Brush twice and floss once per day
    • Reduce sugar intake. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that feed on sugar
    • Limit snacking
    • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
    • Wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth when you’re playing sports

Kids & Teens
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions
  • Can babies get cavities?
  • How do I prepare for my  baby's first dental visit
  • What are some tips for my toddler or preschooler?
  • What are some dental tips for my child's permanent teeth?
  • How do eating disorders affect teeth?
  • what are the risks if I get a grill or tooth jewelry?
  • what are the risks if I get an oral piercing?
  • when do wisdom teeth come in?
Helpful links
CDA - Dental Care for Children AHS - Fluoride Protection for Toddlers

Contact the Alberta Dental Association

Please note the Association does not have a physical office location at this time.

Mailing Address:
#201,10654 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 2A7


Telephone:  780.701.8668  (Edmonton Local)
Toll-Free 1.800.783.0122

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