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.
Teething refers to the process of new teeth rising from a baby's gums. Here's everything new parents need to know.
Baby Teeth Care: Brushing First Teeth, Teething, Gum Care, and More
WebMD explains the care of your baby's new teeth.
What Is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
Baby bottle tooth decay refers to decay in an infant's teeth associated with what the baby drinks. Find out more.
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.
The Importance of Early Dental Visits
Taking your children for oral checkups helps ensure a healthy mouth and healthy attitude toward dentists.
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.