to the head, face, and mouth are common among infants
and young children. Estimates indicate that up to
30 percent of young children may experience injuries
to the primary teeth.
Injuries to the primary teeth occur most often in
children ages 18 through 30 months.
Because children in this age group are unsteady on
their feet, as they begin to walk, run, and climb,
accidents occur that result in oral injuries. Child
abuse and neglect can also result in oral injuries.