Baby teeth: all about the first dental flare: Some babies have very first teeth, others very late. One thing is sure: the quotes arrive practically always in the same order … One makes the point.
What teeth at what age?
The first teeth appear as early as five months. However, in some infants, the quotes penetrate from 3 months, explains the pediatrician Thierry Marck. The lower central incisors grow first. At ten months, babies may already have eight small teeth (4 incisors at the top and bottom). However, there is no rule. Indeed, the first quote can also appear in about a year. On the other hand, those who already have small incisors at this age can see their two premolars of the upper jaw pierce. Between 12 and 24 months then the lower and then upper canines appear. Up to 30 months, the last molars will grow: 2 down and then two up. In total, around three years, The 20 milk teeth of your child should be made. If this is not the case, talk to your pediatrician.
Natal and neonatal teeth
To be born with a little quote is possible! This phenomenon, called the natal tooth, affects between 1 birth out of 1,000 and one birth out of 6000. Even rarer, teeth can appear in the infant after a few days of life (neonatal teeth). In 85% of the cases, they are incisors located on the lower jaw. Often they are mobile because they have little or no root. Moreover, to avoid any risk of ingurgitation or injury, they are extracted.
My daughter was born with a tooth!
At birth, when my daughter started crying, we noticed something at the bottom of her jaw. When the doctors cleaned it, they realized that it was indeed a small tooth. As she moved, they decided to take her off directly to prevent her swallowing it, and she was able to retrieve it in memory … Today, my daughter is 22 months old. She has all her teeth, except this one that has not repulsed. According to the pediatrician, it was, therefore, his first tooth of milk. Fortunately, this will not affect the push of his definitive teeth.
Lea, Anna’s mom, 22 months
The arrival of the first teeth can lead to certain ailments: fever, loose stools, loss of appetite, salivation. Your child may also be irritated buttocks. If he is a little grumpy, a teething ring can relieve his gums. Dental flare-ups can also cause small digestive and intestinal problems, Redden of the cheeks, and sometimes even small bluish cysts on the gums. Your pediatrician can prescribe to your toddler what to relieve.
Evocative signs “misleading.”
Much salivation, often carrying objects to the mouth may suggest that a tooth is coming. However, it is not always the case. Indeed, the first few months, your child explores the world around him with his mouth. He thus discovers the shape, the taste, the consistency of the objects. It is the period of the “oral stage,” rich of experiences for Baby.
Another misleading sign is the epithelial pearl. It is a small white outgrowth of the gum, which will disappear on its own.
Good dental hygiene right from the cradle!
The teeth of milk prepare the definitive teeth which, as everyone knows, must carry out his or her mission throughout life. It is, therefore, important to initiate your child, from the youngest age to the rules of a good dental hygiene. Up to 3 years, only one tooth brushing 2 minutes a day is enough.
Also, to avoid bottle syndrome, that is to say, the appearance of early caries, avoid giving sugary drinks to your toddler.