Toddlers (1-3 Years Old)

Eruption Patterns

The first set of teeth usually begin to erupt as early as 5 to 6 months. The botton 2 front teeth usually erupt first followed by the top 2 front teeth. At around 1 and 1/2 years of age, the first molars begin to erupt. This is important because a lot of parents are not aware of the molars and miss brushing them. Most children make it difficult to reach the molars but it's important to brush them daily because they can easily get cavities. Most children will have their entire set of upper and bottom baby teeth by the age of 3. 

 

Brushing

Every morning and night, you must brush and remove all food, drink from your child's teeth. Use a baby toothpaste (without fluoride) until your child can spit the toothpaste. Kids' toothpaste with fluoride should only be used when the child can spit because swallowing too much can be toxic and can affect the next set of teeth.

 

Eating Habits 

Avoid introducing sweets and sugar drinks for as long as possible. Children only crave foods that they are introduced to at an early age. We highly recommend that you consciously select the healthiest meals. 

 

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