Teeth eruption starts at the age of around 6 months and continues until 12 years of age. Milk teeth remain up to 6 years of age. At 5-6 years of age, teeth start to shed one by one and permanent tooth eruption starts.

Some babies get through teething with no signs at all, but some do experience discomfort. Some of the signs of teething include:

  • Irritability
  • Fussiness
  • Drooling
  • Swollen and sensitive gums
  • Gnawing or chewing behaviour
  • Refusing to eat
  • Trouble sleeping


  • Brush for 2 minutes twice a day.             
  • Rinse well with water after you eat or drink anything.
  • Use a good toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Avoid sugary snack in between meals. Have fruits or non-sugary snack.
  • Visit a dentist every 6 months [the appointments can vary depending on the oral hygiene].

Making infant and children’s oral health a priority is a key to lifelong health.