Taking Care of Baby Teeth
You can start taking care of your baby's teeth, even before they come in. Just use a clean washcloth to gently clean your baby's gums where the teeth will emerge. Brush with an infant toothbrush using water. It's essential to start a foundation of good oral care at an early age. Developing brushing habits in your children early on can lead to a lifetime of oral health.
By the time your baby is one, it's time to bring them to a pediatric dentist or family dentist. This ensures that proper dental care starts early and is a pleasant experience. Ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations on a pediatric dentist or use the ADA to locate care near your home.
Now you know all about when babies start teething and how to support them when they do. Remember that every baby is different and to let your child's teeth come in naturally. It's a great process to watch and even better when you're prepared with remedies to help your baby stay comfortable, like a frozen teething ring. It's important to start caring for your baby's teeth even before they come in and to set great oral care habits up for your children as early as possible. It's also essential to get them to the dentist when they turn one. If you follow this as your guide, your child will have the foundation needed for great oral care.