When Do Baby Teeth Come In?

The moment your baby gets their first tooth can be exciting. But, when your child starts showing signs of discomfort, you may wonder what you can do to help them. Or, if your friends' babies got their first tooth, but yours is still giving you a toothless grin, you may worry about their development.

Parenting can be full of confusion and anxiety, especially when it comes to our little one's health. That's why it's important to have a pediatric dentist and talk to them whenever you have a question or think that something is not right. 

As for when baby teeth usually come in, here's a general overview. 

When Do Baby Teeth Start to Erupt?

Most babies will have their teeth come in between the age of 6 to 12 months. However, each child develops at a different rate, and it's normal for some babies to have their first teeth erupting quite late. Others, on the other hand, will show the first signs of teething at only 3 months old. 

You will know your baby is teething because they will start drooling excessively, stick their hands or toys in their mouth, and become a bit fussier than usual. 

Here's a general timeline of baby teeth growth:

  • 06-12 months first teeth start erupting 
  • 09-16 months the baby may have the first 8 teeth grown 
  • 13-19 months the baby may have the first 12 teeth grown 
  • 17-23 months the baby may have the first 16 teeth grown
  • 12-33 months the baby may have all their 20 teeth grown

Oral Care Is Important in Babies Too! 

A lot of parents make the mistake of assuming that baby teeth don't need that much attention since they will fall out anyway. But, these teeth will set the tone for your child's oral health and it's important to take proper care of them. 

Here are some tips to keep in mind. 

Include Fluoride In Their Diet 

Add fluoride to your child’s diet around the age of 6 months. This mineral helps prevent tooth decay and keeps the enamel strong. Talk to your child’s pediatrician to make sure the fluoride intake is the right one. 

Take Care of Their Gums Too

While teething, babies can go through discomfort or pain. You can help ease some of that pain by massaging their gums. Also, don't forget to clean their gums too when brushing their teeth. 

Only Use Recommended Products 

If you're not sure what to use, ask your pediatric dentist and follow their advice. Some products may contain ingredients that can have unwanted side effects. 

Use a Fluoride Toothpaste 

Keep your baby’s teeth clean and strong by using fluoride toothpaste. If you have doubts about when to start brushing your child’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste or you're not sure what the best products are, your pediatric dentist can help you. 

Routine Dental Check-ups

The moment you see the first tooth emerging, that's the best time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. They will tell you everything you need to know about taking care of your baby's teeth. 

Bring Your Child to The Little Royals! 

At The Little Royals: Dentistry for Kids, you will find a team of caring and compassionate dentists who will take great care of your children. 

Get in touch with us and schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. 

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