Brushing baby teeth: When to start and how
Fact-checked by MFine | Last Updated : November 5th, 2019
Teething is a painful process and maintaining dental hygiene is paramount in babies. Here are a few tips to get started with the brushing process.
Teething in babies is a painful period. They are cranky, they don’t eat and have to be constantly kept distracted from the pain in their gums. However, after a few weeks of being fussy and moody, when you see a tiny, little tooth trying to spring up to life through the gums, you know it is time to celebrate! After all, it is your baby’s first tooth. The teeth that grow at this age are eventually replaced by a permanent set of teeth. By the age of 12-13, almost all of your child’s baby teeth fall out and permanent teeth come in. However, this doesn’t mean that the baby teeth or milk teeth are any less important. Dental hygiene needs to be maintained in babies from an early age. It prevents bacterial and fungal infections in later stages of life. Thus, brushing baby teeth and cleaning their gums regularly is important for their health.