Around two months of age babies start the teething stage. Your baby will begin to drool at first and it is recommended that you place a bib on your baby to stop any irritation that could happen from the wetness.
When you baby is able to grip a rattle they are old enough to hold a teething ring. It would be a great idea to have a couple in the fridge for hen you baby needs them. It is not a very great idea to freeze the teething ring because it could cause the babies gums to be frost bit.
The first teeth will appear around the age of six to nine months. However if you or any other close family member had teeth sooner your baby’s teeth may erupt sooner too.
When your baby’s teeth erupt they need to be cleaned. You can clean your baby’s teeth using a washcloth or a soft toothbrush.
It is time to start flossing your baby’s teeth when they have many teeth that have erupted out of the gum. This can also help them fine tune their fine motor skills. There have been studies done by the American Dental Association that have proven that brushing alone will not remove all the food stuck in teeth so flossing also needs to be done.
When flossing is not done daily cavities will appear sooner. Children should see their dentist two times in a year. Your child should see their dentist when they are able to sit for as long as ten minutes. But this should be done by the time that they turn three.