Teething is when teeth first come through a baby's gums. It can be a frustrating time for babies and their parents. Knowing what to expect during teething and how to make it a little less painful can help. Visit your Dentist for more details.
Teething is the process by which an infant's first milk teeth sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. The lower central incisors are the first primary teeth to erupt, usually between 6 and 10 months of age. It can take 2-3 years for all 20 teeth to complete the tooth eruption. Though the process of teething is sometimes referred to as "cutting teeth", when teeth emerge through the gums they do not cut through the flesh. Instead, hormones are released within the body that cause some cells in the gums to die and separate, allowing the teeth to come through.
Classic signs and symptoms of teething include:
Many parents suspect that teething causes fever and diarrhea, but researchers say these symptoms aren't indications of teething. If your baby has a rectal temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or diarrhea consult to your Pediatrician.
Do’s and Don’t by Kid's Dentist
If your teething baby seems uncomfortable try this-
Rub your baby's gums. Use a clean finger or wet gauze to rub your baby's gums. The pressure can ease your baby's discomfort.
Keep it cool. A cold spoon or chilled (not frozen) teething ring can be soothing on a baby's gums. To avoid cavities, don't dip these items in sugary substances. Teething biscuits and frozen or cold food are only OK for kids who already eat solid foods. Don't use them if your child has not yet started solids. And make sure to watch your baby to make sure that no pieces break off or pose a choking hazard.
Daily dental care should begin even before your baby's first tooth comes in. Wipe your baby's gums daily with a clean, damp washcloth or gauze, or brush them gently with a soft, infant-sized toothbrush and water. Our team of Om Dental Nagpur can provide you with even more information keeping your teeth in top condition. For more information, give us a call today on +91 8308729144 or visit us at https://omdentalnagpur.com
Stay away from over-the-counter teething gels and liquids that have the ingredient like benzocaine. The FDA says this ingredient shouldn’t be given to children under 2 years of age . It can cause rare but serious side effects.
A small dose of a children’s pain killer, such as acetaminophen, may help your baby. Don’t use ibuprofen for an infant under 6 months old, and ask your doctor before giving your baby any medication.
Teething necklaces, bracelets or anklets like items pose a risk of choking, strangulation, mouth injury and infection.
Dentist recommends that kids see a dentist by age 1, or within 6 months after the first tooth appears, to spot any potential problems and advise parents about preventive care. Our team of Om Dental Nagpur can provide you with even more information keeping your teeth in top condition. For more information, give us a call today on +91 8308729144 or visit us at https://omdentalnagpur.com