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.
Baby Teeth Care: Brushing First Teeth, Teething, Gum Care, and More
WebMD explains the care of your baby's new teeth.
Your Child's Teeth
WebMD provides an overview of children's teeth, including a primary teeth (or baby teeth) development chart.
Fluorosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Learn more from WebMD about fluorosis, a dental condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood.
Teething: What to Know and Do to Help Your Baby
Signs of teething and practical solutions to help your baby feel better.
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.
How to Wean Your Baby From a Pacifier
Step by step tips on how to wean your baby from a pacifier.
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.