Scoop on Baby Teeth

Teething is one of the developmental milestones that your little one has to hit. Most children will begin to teeth at around six months. It might come early or a little bit late for others but it should not be a cause for worry because teething varies from one child to another. There are a few facts that you should know to help you prepare when your little one is teething.

 

Teething Facts to Note

 

  • Teething will cause discomfort and no one knows how long the discomfort will last. You can always find tested remedies that will help with the discomfort.
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  • In most cases the lower teeth will erupt before the upper teeth
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  • The teeth on the jaws will break out in pairs. When the right one appears, the left one will also appear.
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  • Primary teeth are generally smaller and whiter in colour than permanent teeth
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  • Primary teeth should have finished breaking out by the time your child is three years old.
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Importance of Dental Care at an Early Age

 

It is your responsibility as a parent to introduce dental care to your child. As soon as your child’s teeth start erupting, you should introduce proper dental hygiene.  The dental hygiene habits that you introduce at this age are what will determine how these teeth will grow. Taking care of primary teeth is important because of the role that these teeth play. Primary teeth are important because:

 

  • They help maintain the space to be occupied by the permanent teeth when they grow.
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  • Assist in giving the face its appearance. The jaw and facial bones will grow depending on the growth of the primary teeth.
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  • They help in speech development
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  • Help in nutrition. Decayed or missing teeth will make it difficult for a child to chew and they might later reject food
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  • Healthy primary teeth ensure that the permanent teeth growing beneath them will also be healthy. Decayed primary teeth can infect the permanent teeth beneath them
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Dental care is more than brushing the little one’s teeth. You should also ensure that they get to see a dentist. Regular visits to the dentist will help you put your mind to rest as to whether your child’s teeth are growing properly. A dentist can also help in recommending something that can help with the discomfort when a baby is teething.

Posted by: Admin Admin on 11/14/2014
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