A child’s “baby teeth” start to appear between the ages of 6 months and 1 year. Their function is to save room for the permanent teeth developing just under the gums, and steer them into the proper space. Any damage to the first set of teeth may cause permanent teeth to come in out of position.
Denver dental exams are recommended for children as soon as teeth start to push through. When this happens, sore gums may be a problem – a cool wet cloth, or a teething ring may comfort the symptoms.