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Babies are born with no teeth, but that does not mean that they do not need proper dental care. Every baby is born with their first 20 teeth, they just are not showing through their gums yet. By the time they reach an average of 6 months old, the teeth start to poke through. Even before those teeth poke through, however, your baby can suffer from tooth decay. Starting from day one, you should practice proper dental hygiene with your baby by washing the teeth with a soft, clean washcloth daily. Once your baby has teeth showing, brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush and warm water. After the age of 2, it is safe to start using a tiny amount of a fluoride toothpaste.
Understanding Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth typically come in between the ages of 17-21. Since these are the last of the adult teeth that you will form, it is common for your mouth to be too crowded or for the wisdom teeth themselves to be in an odd position that makes it difficult for them to erupt. In these cases, it might be necessary to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Other situations that require extraction include any type of disease or infection, pain, disease in the gums and chronic pain. It is important to talk to your dentist today about your wisdom teeth and whether they need extraction.