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My child is getting his/her permenent teeth. Why do they look yellow?

Another very common question we are asked by parents! Children start to get their permanent teeth on average around age 6. While those new front incisors are coming in the front of the mouth, the rest of the mouth is filled with milky-white baby teeth. It is generally the contrast of normal appearing permanent incisors (which are typically more yellow than the baby teeth) up against the very white baby teeth that makes the new permanent teeth appear slightly more yellow. The contrast becomes less and less as the baby teeth continue to fall out. Eventually, a natural-appearing, beautiful smile will take place and you will wonder how your child grew up so fast! 

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To all of our patients and families:

It is with much anticipation and excitement that our re-opening date for routine dental care will be Monday, June 1st! On behalf of everyone at Valleau, Vandeven, and Massie Dentistry for Children, we thank you for being a part of our family and for your continued support and patience.

We will be in touch shortly to reschedule appointments cancelled from March-May. If your child has an appointment on June 1st or after, you will be receiving a call to confirm that appointment. For all patients coming in this summer, you will be receiving a letter that explains the many changes made at our office to keep everyone safe and healthy. Visit our safety info page here for more info. 

Words cannot express how much we have missed all of you. Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to care for your children.

See you soon, friends!