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If you have a child who is just starting to grow their little chompers, then Dr. Zoya Yadgarov and our dental team have some information that might be helpful for you.

The first fact we would like to share is that the first baby tooth typically erupts from the gums when your child is 6 months old. However, every child is different. There are some kids who don’t get their first tooth until they are 18 months old. But it is more typical for a child to start teething at 6 months old. The other teeth will slowly grow into place and your child should have a full smile by age 3.

The second fact we would like to share with you is that you need to care for your child’s chompers and gums regularly. You can do so by using a baby toothbrush and water and scrubbing the teeth at least once a day. You can then rub the gums clean with a wet washcloth. Your child won’t need toothpaste until they are about 2-3 years old. Once they have two teeth grow in place next to each other, it’s time to start flossing.

The third fact we would like to share with you is to bring your child into Art of Dentistry PC to meet with their dentist six months after their first tooth erupts or around their first birthday. Bringing your child into the dental office at an early age can help them feel comfortable in the dental chair and help them grow into a strong and healthy smile.

To learn more about baby teeth in New York, New York, please call our office at 212-535-3226 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to give you the information you need so you can keep your smile in tip-top shape!