Early Dental Care
Your child’s teeth begin forming before he or she is even born! You will usually start to see those teeth at around six months, but they may start pushing through the gums as early as three months.
Primary teeth stay in for much longer than you may think. In fact, baby molars remain in the mouth until your child is between ten and twelve years old. By keeping the first set of teeth healthy, it sets the stage for long-term oral health.
Here are some things to remember about the development of your child’s teeth:
While some kids seem to have teeth appear without any pain, others have a little bit of trouble while their teeth are breaking through the gums. Symptoms of teething include:
Of course, parents want to do all they can to soothe a baby when they are experiencing pain. When your child is teething, we recommend you stick to teething rings, children’s Tylenol, or children’s Motrin.
Here are some additional soothing tips:
Our board-certified pediatric dentists highly recommend that parents stop giving their children a bottle at twelve months. We recommend having milk at meal times, and it’s best to have water between meals. Drinking water, instead of sugary drinks, will help reduce the risk of tooth decay. Fruit snacks, raisins, gummy vitamins, and other sticky snacks can also put patients at a higher risk for cavities.
Here are some tips for healthier habits:
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your infant’s teeth between visits. We are here for you!
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