Looking after your baby’s teeth as they first emerge will help their gums and future permanent teeth. Baby teeth come through from the age of 6 months and you want to ensure they get the best care you can provide.

Key takeaways:

  • By cleaning your child’s gums before the first teeth emerge, your baby becomes used to having their mouth cleaned.
  • Brush your baby’s teeth twice a day using a very small quantity of toothpaste specifically made for babies.
  • You should start taking your child to a dentist about 6 months after their first tooth has emerged.

“Meanwhile at every visit that your baby makes by her primary healthcare provider her teeth should be checked and get fluoride varnish applied to her teeth after every three to six months depending on the risk your baby has of cavities.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!