Every baby experiences teething differently.
Some have virtually no symptoms, while other babies experience a lot of discomfort during teething.
The dentition is the time when they begin to teeth appear milk (also called primary teeth).
Usually the first milk tooth comes out around the 6 months, although it can appear earlier (3 months) or later (1 year). By age three, most children have 20 baby teeth. In most children, the eruption of the first teeth occurs without complications, but in some children a little discomfort and irritability may appear.
In what order do the teeth appear?
The first teeth to appear are usually the two lower central incisors, between 6 and 10 months. They are followed byfour front upper teeth (central and lateral incisors) between 8 and 13 months, and the lateral incisors in the lower jaw appear between 8 and 16 months.
Between 13 and 19 months, the first molars, and the four canines between 16 and 23 months.
The second group of upper and lower molars appear between 25 and 33 months.
The permanent, or secondary, teeth usually begin to replace baby teeth around age 6, and they do it in the same order.
What symptoms do children present during teething?
Symptoms of teething in a baby can include:
- Increased irritability.
- Placing objects or fingers in the mouth and biting them.
- Increased salivation or drooling
- Loss of appetite or greater selectivity towards certain types of foods
- Tender and swollen gums
- Cheek rash or redness in the cheek area near the affected gums Restlessness
How can teething discomfort be alleviated?
To ease the discomfort of teething:
- Massage the gums with a clean finger or the back of a small, cool spoon
- Than bite something cold (but not frozen), like a teething ring. A frozen teething ring can damage the gums.
- Use some kind of special ointment for teething. Ask your dentist or doctor to recommend the most suitable product.
Benzocaine, the main ingredient in many over-the-counter gels and liquids used to reduce teething pain in very young children, has been associated with a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia, which reduces the amount of oxygen carried by the bloodstream. Benzocaine products should not be given to children under 2 years of age without the supervision of a healthcare professional.
If the discomfort is very strong, you can give paracetamol or ibuprofen in doses appropriate to your age.
When and how should the baby's teeth be cared for?
He dental care appropriate even begins before the first tooth comes out. Because the teeth are not visible does not mean they are not there. Teeth begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy.
At birth, the baby already has 20 primary teeth, some of which are already fully developed in the jaw, although they have not yet erupted.
It is important clean the gums at least twice a day, after breakfast and after the last meal of the day, in order to prevent the accumulation of harmful bacteria. To clean the gums, rub gently with a clean, damp gauze along the upper and lower gums.
Can a baby have tooth decay problems?
If some are not practiced good eating habits and oral hygiene children can suffer from cavities in very early ages.
Habits such as making the baby fall asleep with the bottle in the mouth can damage the teeth, since if the milk sugars remain on the teeth for a long time, they can corrode the enamel.
Can children be born with any teeth?
Some babies are born with one or more teeth (natal teeth) or they may appear in the first 30 days of life (neonatal teeth). Usually they are usually extra teeth, or remains of neonatal development.
The doctor may recommend their removal if they pose a danger of being swallowed by the baby, if they interfere with feeding or if they cause irritation of the tongue.
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