Every mother faces the issue of baby’s teething problems (temperature, fever, cough, night pain), the replacement primary teeth by permanent teeth, and the care and treatment of baby teeth. What to do if your baby won’t stop crying, eat, sleep (nap)?
What we know about baby teeth?
The first baby teeth (also known as reborner teeth, deciduous teeth, and temporary teeth) appear at 5 to 8 months. The teeth grow for about about three years, and the replacement of the baby teeth begins at six years. The process of changing the baby teeth can last up to 14 years.
Baby teeth are different from permanent teeth, especially the lower part of the tooth, which is hidden by gum. Baby teeth do not have a long root, but the permanent tooth does, which helps it stay attached to the gum. The size of baby teeth are smaller than the permanent teeth. A small curvature of the primary teeth should not instill fear, because it could change the position of the teeth in the process of growing children.
Teeth germinate before birth in the womb. Baby takes necessary substances for this matter (especially calcium) from the mother’s body. That’s why pregnant women advised to take specially designed vitamins. The lack of calcium can also effect the mother’s teeth.
Deciduous teeth eruption
This process may be accompanied by a child’s anxiety, and sometimes fever. To relieve teething pains, you can use teether or soother on the baby’s gums. If baby has high temperature be sure to contact your pediatrician.
Please see more information on how to relieve pain while baby teething.
The order (chart, pattern, duration) and appearance of teething
Most often, baby teeth appear (and then change to permanent teeth) in the following order: the lower incisors, upper incisors, upper lateral incisors, lower lateral incisors and canines. But the sequence can be broken.
However, the change from baby teeth by the permanent teeth does not begin with the fallout of the front incisors, as many believe, but with the emergence of molars, the most distant at the time of teeth in the jaw in place that were not baby teeth.
Caring for baby teeth
Caring for baby teeth should be given special attention.
The first teeth should be cleaned with a silicone brush without toothpaste or gauze soaked in boiled water. We can start to use toothpaste toward the first year, but brushing should take place under the close supervision of adults.
Instill discipline teeth hygiene to your child. He needs to get used to care for your teeth 2 times a day – morning and evening. Funny brush and paste with funny characters on the tube to help make child care for their teeth in pleasure.
Baby teeth, as well as permanent, not like extreme temperatures (such as after ice cream or hot tea). Sugar should also be avoided to prevent tooth decay. Do not give your baby solid food either, or large pieces when his mouth does not have enough teeth. It hurts not only the teeth – a child can choke badly chewed product.
And of course, be careful what your child eats. Everything – even the kids menu for birthday affects the health of small teeth.
Is it necessary to treat baby teeth?
Opinion that the baby teeth fall out anyway, and keep track of them is not wrong. Toothache can bring your child discomfort, and therefore the treatment of baby teeth can not be delayed.