Care forYour smile

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Care forYour smile

Good oral care begins before a baby's first tooth.

Babies are born with all their teeth. You can't see them because they are hidden in the gums. Baby teeth start to break through the gums around 6 months. But it is important to start good oral care even before the first tooth comes in. From Healthy gums come healthy teeth.

Kids have all their baby teeth by age 3. These are called primary teeth. Baby teeth start falling out around age 6; that's when the permanent, or adult, teeth start coming in. Gaps between baby teeth are normal. They make room for the permanent teeth. Most permanent teeth come in by age 13.

Tips on how to keep baby's teeth healthy and strong form 0-2 Years of age:

Wipe gums with a washcloth after feeding. This will help get rid of the sticky coating called plaque that can cause tooth decay.

Brush teeth twice a day with water and a soft-bristle toothbrush.

Schedule first dental appointment before first birthday.