Dental Care for Babies
Baby teeth are important because they allow an infant to eat a good diet,
allow for proper jaw growth, give the face its form and appearance, assist in
the formation of proper speech, and most important, act as "space
savers" for adult teeth. Tooth decay in babies can lead to pain, infection,
malnutrition, poor weight gain, and premature loss of
When to Start Caring for Your Baby's Teeth
It's a good idea to get in the habit of cleaning your baby's gums even before teeth emerge.
To clean your baby's mouth:
What Is Teething?
Teething refers to the time when baby teeth (also called deciduous teeth or primary teeth) appear. Generally, teething first occurs between 6 months and 24 months of age. While this process is uneventful in some children; for others, it causes quite a bit of discomfort and irritability.
Check out this tooth chart and learn when to expect your baby's teeth to appear.
What Are Symptoms of Teething?
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