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When Will My Child Get Their First Teeth?

Baby teeth generally start to come in when a child is between six and twelve months of age. You’ll probably know when your child starts teething because your child may become irritable, rub their cheek, start drooling a lot, get rosey cheeks or bite your nipple if you’re breastfeeding.

A temperature is NOT a sign of teething. If your child has a temperature it means they are sick.

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When Should My Child See the Dentist?

Bring your child to the dentist either when the first teeth come through from the gums or when your child reaches one year of age, whichever comes first.

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When Should I Start Brushing My Baby's Teeth?

Start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth comes through the gums.
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Is It True Formula Causes Tooth Decay?

Formula contains sugar. To protect your baby’s teeth, brush their teeth twice daily, and bring your child to the dentist so they can advise when to begin using toothpaste.
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Why Are My Child's Baby Teeth Spaced Apart?

Baby teeth are naturally spaced apart when they first come through the gums. Spaces between the baby teeth mean that there will be room for the adult teeth to come through. It’s a good thing. It means there is less likelihood for needing braces as teenagers.
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When Should I Start Using Piksters For My Little One's Teeth?

Start using Piksters to clean in between the back teeth as soon as your child gets their first back adult molars. This happens when they’re around 6 years of age. Have a chat to your dentist about what size Pikster is good for your child.
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When Should I Start Using An Electric Toothbrush For My Child?

It’s good to get kids using an electric toothbrush as soon as they can tolerate the vibration of it. By the age of 5 or 6 is good as this is around the time their first adult teeth come through.
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Should My Child Be Using Fluoride Or Non-Fluoride Toothpaste?

We strongly recommend toothpaste that contains fluoride for kids. Because of how thin the enamel is, kids’ small teeth are the most vulnerable to getting cavities and dental infection

Contact Your Child’s Dentist Today

Taking care of a new baby can be stressful, especially if you feel uncertain about their dental hygiene. If you’re a new parent with questions about your child’s teeth, talk to your child’s dentist over the phone or in person.

For more information, call Melbourne’s experts in cosmetic dentistry on 03 9088 1118

Would you like some assistance with your next dental care purchase? We are here to help. Simply call us on 9088 1118 to ask your dental question or email us at [email protected]

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