If you think your baby’s toothless smile is cute, just wait until their first few teeth make an appearance. With it being National Children’s Dental Health Month, we’ll again keep with our children theme.
A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically begin to appear when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year.
Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3. Check out this baby teeth eruption chart to see the order in which teeth break through and at what ages you can expect specific teeth to appear. Every child is different, but usually the first teeth to come in are located in the top and bottom front of their mouth.
When teeth first come in, some babies may have sore or tender gums. Gently rubbing your child’s gums with a clean finger, a small, cool spoon or a wet gauze pad can be soothing. You can also give the baby a clean teething ring to chew on. If your child is still cranky and in pain, consult one of our Beaufort dentists or your physician.
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Our team understands that you might have questions when it comes to your child’s dental health. When it’s time for your child’s fist dental visit, we would love to hear from you and answer any of those concerns. Our Lady’s Island, SC dentist office offers a wide range of pediatric dental services and offers personalized care for all children. To make an appointment with Dr. Ashley Covington or Dr. Perry DuRant, contact us at (843) 986-0177 or request an appointment online.