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Do you ever have questions about your child’s baby teeth and oral health? If so, our Smiley Dental Mesquite team is more than happy to give you the answers you need!

Children’s oral health can be a tricky thing, but, with our help, you will be able to keep your child’s smile in tip-top shape. We have provided the answers to the following questions to give you the information you need to succeed:

When will my child’s teeth come in?
Your child’s first tooth will grow into place around six months of age. The first tooth to grow in is typically the central incisor on the lower jaw. By the time your child is three years old, they will have a smile full of baby teeth.

When should I take my child into the dentist?
It’s usually recommended to bring your child into the office for their first checkup six months after their first tooth has erupted or by the time they turn one year old.

How can I help my child stop sucking their thumb?
There are many things you can do to keep your child from sucking their thumb. You can praise them when they’re successful, bandage their thumb, comfort your child when needed, and come up with a method or plan to help your child stop the habit.

How do I care for my child’s teeth?
To keep your child’s smile in top-notch condition, you need to brush your child’s teeth with a child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush and a rice-sized amount of toothpaste once their first tooth grows in. When they have two teeth grow in next to each other, it’s time to start flossing.

If you have additional questions that were not included in this blog, please feel free to call 972.388.1138 today and talk to your dentist in Mesquite, Texas. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with us if your child is in need of a dental checkup. We look forward to helping you!