Last week, I went to the dentist to have my own set of choppers cleaned and spoke with my dentist about my baby's teeth. Her advice was to wait until she turns 18 months to take her in for her first check-up when they will just count her teeth. The goal is to make the child feel comfortable during the first visit so she will want to return.

In the meantime, I am trying to teach her about brushing her lil teeth. To encourage her, I found these cute toothbrush holders ($6 - $7) that I think will help her enjoy the whole cleaning process. Cover your babe's toothbrush with a dinosaur, a dog or a farm animal for a very reasonable $6. By the time that first dental appointment rolls around, your wee one will be a seasoned pro.