Information on caring for children and Whānau Āwhina Plunket services at Orange.
Your child’s baby teeth will help them eat and speak well. They also guide the development of the second set of teeth.
It’s important to look after your child’s first teeth, because healthy baby teeth usually mean healthy adult teeth too. Here’s how to look after their teeth.
Teeth: Newborn to three months
Babies get teeth at different times.
Teeth: four to 12 months
Most babies start getting their first teeth when they’re around six months old.
Teeth: one to two years
Most of your child’s first teeth will come through by the time they turn two.
Teeth: three to five years
Your child’s baby teeth will help them eat and speak well.