A baby’s first teeth (known as milk or deciduous teeth) usually develop while the child is growing in the womb. In most babies, these teeth start to emerge through the gums when they are around six months old. This process is known as teething.
As soon as your baby’s teeth start to come through, you can start brushing them. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to teeth-brushing as part of their daily routine. You can help by setting a good example and letting them see you brushing your own teeth.
If you are concerned about the development of your baby's teeth, our Liverpool Dentist will be happy to discuss any concerns with you. We are currently registering new NHS patients. You can register here.
NHS dental treatment for children is free. Take your child with you to your Liverpool Dentist when you go for your own dental appointments, so they get used to the idea.