8 Things You Should Know About Your Child's Teeth
8. Kids are born with 20 teeth below the gums, which normally start coming through between 6 months and a year. Most have their full set of baby teeth by 3 years old
7. As teeth come in, some babies may become fussy, sleepless and irritable, lose their appetite or drool excessively.
6. Tooth decay can happen as soon as teeth erupt, so start cleaning and/or brushing them as soon as they appear.
5. Brush your child's teeth twice a day with a child-size toothbrush. If your child is 3 or younger, use toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). For children 3 or older, a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste will do.
4. The first visit to the dentist should happen after your child's first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday.
3. Cavity-causing bacteria can be passed through saliva, so don't share your food with your kids, or clean their pacifier or bottle off with your mouth!
2. Don't put your baby to bed with a bottle, use a bottle with sugary as a pacifier for a fussy baby. Frequent and prolonged exposure to sugary drinks (even formula or milk) can cause a condition known as baby bottle tooth decay.
1. Clean between any teeth that touch. The Plaque Buster is a great tool you can easily use to clean between your child’s teeth until your child learns to do it. www.theplaquebuster.com/order-now/