Appearance of the first baby teeth
The lower central incisors are the first to appear in children from 3 to 12 months (at 6 months on average).
Appearance of other baby teeth (20 in total)
All other baby teeth should be in place around the age of 3 in most children.
Loss of baby teeth
Children will start to lose their baby teeth around of 5 or 6.
Baby teeth can take up to the age of 12 to all fall out.
If you child has a sore tooth, it could possibly be a loose baby tooth.
Teething is not normally accompanied by fever. If your baby is less than 6 months old and has a fever, talk to your doctor.
Teething gels only work on the surface and can reduce your baby’s swallowing reflex thereby affecting their ability to eat and drink.
Teething biscuits do not relieve pain and contain sugar that can cause cavities.
Apply ice. The affected teeth may gradually turn grey, but don’t worry. They will eventually fall out to make way for permanent teeth.
The exterior surface (enamel) of baby teeth is thinner than that of permanent teeth, so they are more prone to painful cavities. This can prevent your child from sleeping, eating or speaking well and can also damage permanent teeth. Therefore it is very important to establish good dental hygiene at an early age.
Tips to ensure children’s dental health
|From birth to 12 months||
|1 to 3 years||
|3 to 4 years||
Babies are born with a sucking reflex. Since soothers are less harmful to tooth development than thumbs, opt for soothers. However, it is important to be aware of the fact that improper soother use can lead to difficulties with breastfeeding, problems with teeth and certain illnesses (inflammation of the middle ear for example).
Advice on how to best use the soother
To get more information about your child’s dental health, don’t hesitate to talk to talk to your dentist or to your Accès pharma affiliated-pharmacist.
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