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When Babies Are Teething

Around two months of age babies start the teething stage. This is similar to kittens sometimes. The first sign is when they start to drool, at this time you should put a bib on your baby to prevent any irration that may happen because of the wetness.

When you baby is able to grip a rattle they are old enough to hold a teething ring. It is a good idea to have a few in the fridge for when your baby starts to fuss. This can be considered the same as new borns most of the time. Do not freeze the teething ring because it will cause the baby to frost bite their hands and gums.

Usually the first tooth will appear around six to nine month. 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.

When your child has many teeth that have erupted you can begin to introduce flossing. When your child tries to floss it will teach them some fine motor skills. Studies done by the American Dental Association have proved that; tooth brushing alone only removes about forty percent of food that will stick to them. Of course this has nothing to do with babies usually. When flossing is not done daily cavities will appear sooner.

A dentist needs to see your child twice per year. The very first time should be when they are able to sit for ten minutes. But this should be done by the time that they turn three.

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