Baby Teeth: All You Need to Know

Do you have questions about baby teeth? If so, you’ve come to the right blog! Dr. George J. Loftus III and our dental team are happy to share some facts and advice on teething as well as oral hygiene for children and their little chompers.

When it comes to teething, the first baby tooth will typically grow into place when your child is six months old. The first tooth is usually the middle front tooth on the lower jaw. The rest of the smile will grow into place slowly over time. Once your child is about three years old, they should have a full set of teeth.

When it comes to oral hygiene for your child, it’s best to start once the first tooth pops out of the gums. At this time, brush the little tooth twice a day with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. When two teeth grow in next to each other, start flossing their smile.

When it comes to your child’s first dental checkup, it’s usually recommended to bring them into Loftus Family Dental after their first tooth has erupted or by the time they have their first birthday.

To learn more about teething, oral hygiene and baby teeth in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, please remember to call Loftus Family Dental at 208-765-3301. Our ddental team is here to give you the tips, information and answers you’re looking for so you can keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape. We look forward to helping you!

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