The Early Years: Tooth Time

by: Peggy Ashbrook

One of the big changes in childhood is the loss of "baby" teeth, beginning around age five. Children often say, "I'm a big kid now. I lost my tooth!" This event is longed for, feared, and celebrated. Tooth care is much on children's (and their parents') minds as they learn that this is it--the new teeth growing in must last them the rest of their lives. This article includes a corresponding activity.


Elementary School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2006Stock # sc06_043_06_18Volume 043Issue 06

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