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Guide to Baby’s Dental Health

Taking care of your baby’s dental health is essential for their overall well-being.
 
In this guide, we will provide you with valuable information and tips on how to establish good oral hygiene habits based on certain age ranges.
 
From teething to brushing techniques, we’ve got you covered. By following this guide, you can ensure that your little one develops a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
 
 

Ages 0-6 Months

  1. Use gauze or a finger brush to wipe your baby’s gums, even when he/she has no teeth.
  2. Baby teeth begin to erupt around 6 months of age on average.
  3. You might see a discolouration or bruise where a tooth is going to come out.
  4. Once a tooth erupts, use a washcloth or baby toothbrush and water to clean it each day
 

Ages 6-12 Months

  1. Visit the dentist within 6 months of the first tooth’s eruption.
  2. Children who go to the dentist by age 1 tend to need fewer fillings than those who wait.
  3. Your child may have up to 8 teeth by her 1st birthday.
  4. Watch for teeth with no space between them that need flossing.
  5. Massage gums with gauze in case of discomfort during teething.
 

Ages 12-18 Months

  1. Check with your dentist if your child has no erupted teeth by 15 months of age.
  2. Ask your dentist about putting fluoride varnish on your child’s teeth.
  3. Make brushing a team effort, allowing your child to help you.
  4. Use a soft-bristled child’s toothbrush with water or fluoride-free toothpaste.
  5. Watch for signs of teeth grinding, as it could indicate discomfort.
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