care for my baby’s new teeth:
Although your child won’t have his baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, forever, it’s important to care for baby’s new teeth.
Your child should have first regular dental appointment after his first tooth comes in, or no later than one year old.
And since decay can occur as soon as teeth appear, it’s important to start caring for your child’s teeth as soon as they arrive. Initially, just wiping baby’s new teeth with a washcloth will keep them clean. Be sure to do this after every feeding, and never send baby to bed with a bottle, as it can lead to baby bottle tooth decay.
As baby gets older and has more teeth, you may want to purchase a small, baby toothbrush with very soft bristles.
Baby Buddy Brilliant Baby Toothbrush
Then, before you know it, your child will have his first adult teeth, which should come in around 6-7 years of age. (6) While the process of gaining adult teeth can sometimes be uncomfortable as well, at this stage, you and your child can discuss the tooth eruption process.
Final thoughts on teething
If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably got a pretty fussy and difficult baby on your hands. Know that teething does pass and your baby will return to her normal self.
- Use a wooden teething toy and teething biscuits to satisfy baby’s desire to chew
- Stay away from teething medications and numbing gels
- Distract baby
- Get some help from a loved one to babysit. Dealing with a teething baby is hard work and you deserve a break, and a new person is a great distraction for baby!