Are you nervous about your child’s little chompers popping out of the gums? If so, don’t be. The more you know about baby teeth, the teething process as well as oral hygiene, the less nervous you’ll be. So, to help you know all you need to know about baby teeth in Roanoke, Virginia, Dr. Peggy Lovecchio and our dental team would like to pass along some information.
When it comes to teething, usually, the first tooth erupts from the gums around six months of age. The remaining teeth will slowly grow into place throughout time. Once your child is three years old, they should have a mouth full of chompers.
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 Love Family Dentistry after their first tooth has erupted or by the time they have their first birthday.
Now that you know all about baby teeth, the teething process and oral hygiene, you are all ready for those little chompers to pop out of the gums! However, please remember that the pain associated with teething might make the process a bit difficult for you and your child. So, if you would like advice on how to help your child through the teething process, please feel free to call Love Family Dentistry at 540-904-2300 . Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!