If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult the teething stage can be. The teething stage begins around 6 months of age. The baby teeth start to poke through the gums, causing discomfort for the baby. The proper development of baby teeth is essential for creating space for their adult teeth in the future. Having a baby is hard enough, throw in teething and it is a whole other story. There is hope though parents! The stage does not last forever, even though it may seem like it sometimes. Here are a few tips and fun facts about those little baby teeth.
- The first teeth are commonly on the lower front teeth(lower central incisors).
- There are a few things you can do for your baby to soothe the pain of those incoming teeth. Massaging their gums can help, along with offering a child-safe freezable teething toy.
- Your baby will continue to have teeth breakthrough every 2-4 months until they are two.
- Lots of Cuddles!
When Should my Baby Have Their First Dentist Appointment?
Baby’s first appointment!! According to the American Dental Association, babies should have their first dental check-up when their first tooth appears. This is when the dentist can advise you on the following;
- Baby bottle tooth decay
- Infant feeding practices
- Mouth cleaning
- Pacifier habits
- Finger-sucking habits
You want to take your kids to a dentist you can trust. Make your appointment today with Kaysville family dentistry.