What to Expect with Your Baby’s Little Chompers

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The teething process can be a pain, even for you! However, it doesn’t have to be. If you know all you need to know about your child’s little chompers, there is a higher chance that your child’s smile can be well taken care of. So, to tell you a little more about baby teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Lowe and our dental team would like to pass some information along about the teething process as well as oral hygiene.

When it comes to teething, your child’s first tooth should erupt from the gums when they are about six months old. Typically, the first tooth that pops up is the central incisor on the lower jaw. The remaining teeth will slowly grow into place throughout time and your child should have a full smile by the time they are three years old.

When it comes to cleaning your child’s little chomper(s), it’s recommended to brush it/them with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. When they have two teeth next to each other, it’s important to floss between those teeth regularly.

When it comes to your child’s first dental visit at Lifetime Dental Care, the American Dental Association suggests that you take your child in to see their dentist six months after their first tooth has erupted or around their first birthday.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about baby teeth in Hays, Kansas, call Lifetime Dental Care today! All you need to do is dial (785) 498-7130 and our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and tips you need so you can keep your child’s smile in top-notch condition. We look forward to your phone call!