Baby - Dental Health Directory
Even before baby teeth come in, you should gently clean your baby's gums about twice a day. Teething begins around 6 months to a year of age. Usually the bottom incisors are the first to erupt, with other teeth following after. Baby teeth are very important to development because they aid in chewing, reserve space for permanent teeth, help with speech development, and help the face retain its normal shape. Your baby should visit the dentist by the time he or she is 1 year old. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how baby teeth grow, caring for baby's mouth, and much more.
Your Child's Teeth
WebMD provides an overview of children's teeth, including a primary teeth (or baby teeth) development chart.
Your Teeth From Birth to Adulthood
Facts on your teeth from birth to adulthood, from the experts at WebMD.
Baby Teeth Care: Brushing First Teeth, Teething, Gum Care, and More
WebMD explains the care of your baby's new teeth.
Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist
WebMD tells you what to expect the first time you take your child to the dentist.
Dental Health Care for Children: Tots, Tweens, and Teens
Your children's dental health needs change as they grow. Keep their smiles bright with these top tooth tips.
Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic
Tips from an expert on what to do about colic, how long colic lasts, and how to soothe a fussy baby.
Should You Give Your Baby a Pacifier?
Should you offer a pacifier to a fussy, crying baby? Using a baby pacifier can be a source of intense debate. Understand the pros and cons of using a pacifier.
What Should You Know About Your Child’s Oral Health?
When should you take your child to the dentist? How can you protect against kids' cavities? WebMD asked an expert.
Teach Your Toddler to Brush
A step and stages guide to getting your child to brush their own teeth.
How to Welcome Baby to Dental Care
What every parent needs to know about introducing their baby to dental hygiene.
Ask the Dentist: Children's Dental Care
Expert discusses the truth about Children’s dental care.
Ask the Dentist: Children's Oral Health
Expert discusses tips to ensure oral health in children.