About Babies Teething

Babies start to teething when they are around two months of age. This is similar to a baby sometimes. The first sign is when they start to drool, at this time you should put a bib on your baby to prevent any irration that may happen because of the wetness.

When your baby is holding a rattle they would also be old enough to grip a teething ring. It would be a great idea to have a couple in the fridge for hen you baby needs them. This can be considered the same as babies most of the time. Do not freeze the teething ring because it will cause the baby to frost bite their hands and gums.

Usually the first tooth will appear around six to nine month. But if you or any of the siblings of your baby has had teeth come out at an earlier age your baby may also. When your baby’s teeth erupt they need to be cleaned. You can clean your baby’s teeth using a washcloth or a soft toothbrush.

When your child has many teeth that have erupted you can begin to introduce flossing. This can also help them fine tune their fine motor skills. There have been studies done by the American Dental Association that have proven that brushing alone will not remove all the food stuck in teeth so flossing also needs to be done. Of course this has nothing to do with new borns usually. Without this flossing daily cavities and nasty breath is sure to come quicker.

Children should see their dentist two times in a year. Your child should see their dentist when they are able to sit for as long as ten minutes. This needs to be done by the time your child turns three years old.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on July 15, 2010

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