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Did you know that from birth your baby’s teeth are already developing underneath the gums? You can’t see them yet, but they are there.
Baby teeth are the first set of teeth also known as primary or deciduous teeth. These appear at approximately six months at the front of the mouth and continue to appear posteriorly until approximately three years. The Irish and American Dental Associations recommends that you take your child for a first dental visit within six months of the appearance of the first baby tooth and by no later than the first birthday.
September is Oral health month so now is a great time to get back into some healthy habits. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in Irish children. Fortunately, tooth decay is preventable and this is an achievable aim for Irish children.