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Having a new baby is an exciting time in your life. However, it can also be stressful, especially if you don’t know much about each stage in your child’s life. But, there is a quick way you can fix that: By asking questions and doing your research.

To help you, Dr. Derek M. Lichter and our dental team would like to teach you about the teething phase of your child’s life as well as how to take good care of your child’s chompers as they grow into place. To do so, we are happy to pass along some helpful 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 cleaning your child’s little chompers, it’s recommended to brush it/them with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. When they have two teeth next to each other, it’s important to floss between those teeth regularly.

When it comes to your child’s first dental visit at Derek M. Lichter, DDS, Inc., the American Dental Association suggests that you take your child in to see their dentist six months after their first tooth has erupted or around their first birthday.

Now that you know all about teething and oral hygiene when it comes to baby teeth in Chula Vista, California, you’re all set for helping your child grow into their beautiful little smile! Now, remember: The pain associated with teething might make things a little difficult for you and your child. So, if you would like tips on how to soothe your child’s teething pain, please call 619.422.5317 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!