As a Torrance dentist office, our team has years of experience dealing with all different kinds of patients. Select Dental Office often has patients both young and old, but most parents question us regarding the health of their baby’s teeth. Here are a few facts that every parent should know about their baby’s first tooth.
Every baby is different. However, most babies start growing teeth at about 6 to 12 months of age. The first teeth to appear in your baby’s mouth should be the bottom front teeth. These are known as the lower central incisors. Children will usually have a mouth full of teeth by age 3.
Massaging gums and adding something cold to a teething baby’s mouth can go a long way. At around 6-12 months, your baby will start teething and become uncomfortable and irritable. As a parent, you will want to do anything to soothe them. Try massaging their irritated gums and have them chew on something cold and baby-safe. This will soothe their swollen gums.
Adding fluoride to your baby’s diet from an early age is important. Fluoride is a mineral that has the potential to harden their enamel. Tap water usually contains a certain amount of fluoride so it might be a good idea to have them sip on a small amount. However, do make sure your tap water is safe to drink.
No matter if it is their first tooth or they’ve already got three, make sure you are brushing your baby’s teeth with a soft-bristle brush. You might not be able to use toothpaste until they are a bit older, but make sure you are brushing away any tartar that might accumulate on their teeth from soft foods or milk they are intaking.
Select Dental Office is one of the best Torrance dentist locations in the area. We provide multiple services for the convenience of our patients. Request an appointment here. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips and advice on how to care for your teeth!