“We can divide the child’s dental development into two major age groups,” Dr Rashid Tahir, paediatric dentist with The Kids Dentist, explains.
“The first is three to six years old, which we call the primary teeth stage. Then comes the six to nine age group, which is called the mixed dentition stage. That’s when the first permanent molars erupt.”
That said, you shouldn’t wait until your child is three to start brushing her teeth; this should begin the moment she has her first tooth, he advises.
You can gently brush Baby’s gum pads with a soft, wet towel, even if she has no teeth.