Keep Your Ball of Energy Smiling

Woman holding her young son after visiting dentist for toddlers in Murphy

Toddlers are so fun! They have no idea where they are going, but they are SUPER excited to get there. This is an important time when it comes to your child’s smile as their baby teeth begin to appear one after the other, so their dental care becomes even more significant. We love toddlers and all the energy they bring to our pediatric dental office. As a dentist for toddlers in Murphy, we'll be able to make sure that yours will stay happy and healthy during their little adventures.

Why Choose Bloom Pediatric Dentistry for Toddler Dental Care?

  • Led by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Conservative Dentistry for Growing Smiles
  • Accepts Most PPO Dental Insurances

Toddler Teeth Development

Toddler smiling with only two lower teeth

Your child’s first teeth (typically the front two on the bottom) will appear around six to 12 months, and they will generally erupt in pairs. This process will go on until around your child’s third birthday when they have 20 teeth in total. Of course, this is just a general timeline, so don’t be alarmed if things happen a little slower or faster than their peers.

What Is Teething?

Hands gently pulling back lips of smiling toddler to show their budding teeth

As your child’s teeth come in, they will place just enough pressure on the gums to make them extremely grumpy. Teething is a perfectly normal if uncomfortable process, and it just means that your child is developing as expected. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the discomfort during this process (that are backed by science as opposed to just being old wives’ tales) so that both you and your little one can breathe easy. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need help or just want to vent!

How to Clean Your Toddler’s Teeth and Gums

Parent with cover over their finger in their toddlers mouth

Your child will still be too young to reliably brush their new pearly whites, so it will be up to you to take care of their oral hygiene. As soon as their first tooth appears, you should begin brushing using a rice-sized amount of toothpaste once in the morning and evening. When they have two teeth that touch, it’s time to start flossing; this can be done just once in the evening! It’s also recommended to have your child rinse their mouth with unflavored water in the middle of the day to remove excess food particles and sugar. This will lower their cavity risk and help keep their breath fresh at the same time.