Get Their Smile Up & Running

Any parent will tell you that a child doesn’t crawl and then start walking, but rather they go straight to RUNNING. It’s amazing how fast those little legs can go, but when you manage to catch them, the team at Brazos Kids Dental will be here to make sure their baby teeth come in properly and help them start to speak and chew comfortably. We love showing toddlers just how fun a trip to the dentist can be so that they (and you!) never have to stress about their appointments.

Why Choose Brazos Kids Dental for Dentistry for Toddlers?

  • Multiple Certified Pediatric Dentists on Staff
  • Warm, Friendly, & Fun Atmosphere
  • All PPO Dental Insurance Accepted

Toddler Teeth Development

A child’s first baby tooth will usually come in around the six to twelve-month mark, and typically, it’s the front teeth that appear first. After the pioneer tooth has come in, the others will follow, usually at a rate of about one to two every month. Children end up having 20 primary (or baby) teeth and total, and they tend to all be present around a child’s third birthday. 

What is Teething?

Teething is what happens while the baby teeth are coming in, and while it’s a necessary step, no one is happy about it. It’s simply the process of the baby teeth pushing through the gums, which can create oral pressure and soreness that can make a child grumpy. This is all perfectly normal, and there are certain dentist-approved toys your child can bite and chew on that will make this stage more pleasant for everyone. And, if you ever have any questions or concerns, our team will always be here to address them.

How to Clean Your Toddler’s Teeth and Gums

You’ll be brushing and flossing your child’s teeth throughout their toddler years, so it’s important to use the right techniques and products to ensure the best results! Firstly, choose a child-sized toothbrush that will fit easily in their mouth, and only use a rice-sized dollop of toothpaste. Your child will most likely try to swallow the toothpaste at first, so using a tiny bit will make sure it doesn’t cause them to feel sick. You should brush your child’s teeth for two minutes twice a day (once in the morning and evening), and once they have teeth that are touching, then it’s time to floss as well.