A baby teeth chart helps identify each individual tooth and when they erupt. All teeth come in different shapes and sizes. Also, they each have specific locations in the jaw. Having all these differences is very important. For example, these differences are able to coexist to result in helping people chew, talk, and even make big smiles. This is why it is important to have your child start seeing a dentist within 6 months after that first tooth erupts.
When a baby is born they have 20 baby teeth. These baby teeth will begin to erupt around 6 months old. Baby teeth start falling out at different times throughout childhood. Also, girls’ teeth usually fall out sooner than boys’. Finally, all 32 adult teeth should be permanently erupted by age 21. Here is a baby teeth chart, and an adult teeth chart, provided by the American Dental Association (ADA) for Reference.
Baby Teeth Chart
Adult Teeth Chart
Brushing Baby Teeth
You can begin a brushing routine as soon as you see your baby’s first tooth erupts or when they have a row of 4. Ask your pediatrician what they recommend for your child’s situation if you are unsure. You’ll want to make sure you choose a toothbrush with a small, soft head and large handle. A brand new brush can be quite stiff so be sure to soak it in warm water for a few minutes before using.
When using toothpaste, use children’s toothpaste safe for your baby. Look for kinds of toothpaste with an ADA seal of acceptance. Also, only use a grain-sized amount. You may graduate to a pea-sized amount when your child reaches age 3. Keep in mind that fluoride is safe for children.
You only get one set of permanent teeth so it’s important to start dental care as soon as possible. Baby teeth eruption charts can help you moniter and identify your child’s teeth. Also, you can see if all of them are growning in or if anything seems unusual. If your childs teeth are erupting, it’s important to start regularily seeing a dentist. Talk to your pediatrician today about what’s best for your childs situation.
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