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As you’re taking care of your infant, do you ever have questions about teething or baby teeth? If so, you’ve come to the right blog! Teething and baby teeth can be a bit overwhelming and confusing if you don’t know much about them. But, don’t worry. Drs. Toenjes, Brizzee, and Orme are happy to help you by passing along some beneficial information.

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 checkup, it’s usually recommended to bring them into our dental practice after their first tooth has erupted or by the time they have their first birthday.

If you use our tips and information, you’ll be on the right track toward taking good care of your child’s teeth, gums, and entire oral health. That way they can grow into the strong, healthy, and beautiful smile they deserve. To learn more about how to take care of baby teeth in St. Anthony, Idaho, please don’t hesitate to call 208-624-3757 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to take good care of your child’s smile!