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.

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