This upper right canine was in cross bite. It’s when a tooth doesn’t overlap/ interdigitate with the opposing tooth. They can make the tooth (for example in this case) seem missing and darker. If left they can cause further problems of over erupting teeth, tilting teeth and problems with your bite
You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they start to come through. Here are a few tips on how to clean your baby’s teeth. This website also contains information on how to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
It is important for children to maintain good oral hygiene, even at a young age. Here are a few tips on how to brush children’s teeth and some advice on which toothbrush / toothpaste is recommended for you child.
Research shows that a quarter of 5-year-olds already have tooth decay with an average of 3-4 teeth affected.