So you've made it through your baby's teething stage and you're now the proud parent of a toddler. And that mouth full to teeth! Momentous. Now it's time to learn how to take care of those teeth. True, they're just temporary "baby" teeth, but you're setting the stage for your kids' oral health for the rest of their life. Here's what you should know about caring for your toddler's teeth.
Your child should have their first visit to the dentist by the time she's a year old. The American Dental Association says it should be within six months after your child's first tooth appears. This first visit is just to make sure everything is growing fine and to get your child familiar with the dentist just like they're familiar with their pediatrician. Your dentist will also talk to you about the best way to care for your child's teeth and gums. The American Dental Association has tips for making these first dentist appointments positive.