Oral health is a prime indicator of your overall physical health and well-being of life. Even if you’ve been told you’ve got nice teeth, it’s important to take the right measures every day to look after them and avoid problems. This means having the right oral care products, as well as being conscious of your everyday habits. Not only for adults, but it’s also equally important for babies to have healthy teeth.
Babies start developing teeth while they are in the mother’s womb. A full set of 20 baby teeth are concealed in the gums of a newborn. Teeth begin to show up between 6 and 10 months for most babies. In some infants, teeth begin as early as three months. While in others, they aren’t expected until about 12 months. Babies get teeth at different periods. Very few children are born with 1-2 teeth. Even though the central bottom teeth are first to appear, there is no set order. By the time your child is three years old, usually, all 20 teeth appear. And, between the ages of 6-20 years, all baby teeth are replaced by 32 adult teeth.
It is important to start caring for the baby’s teeth right from the start. Cavities, or any other oral diseases, can be prevented by practicing and promoting healthy habits. Proper dental care also helps the child developing a clear speech Dr. Roaa Talal, Dentist and Medical Director at 7 Dimensions Medical, shares 15 useful tips for babies and toddler’s oral health: