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Facts About Baby Teeth

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Life Long Dental
Facts About Baby TeethWhen it comes to caring after your child's baby teeth over the years, there are several dos and don'ts that many parents overlook. Check out the following strategies to avoid feeling overwhelmed by this task.

Begin Oral Hygiene as Soon as Possible

It is too familiar for parents to wait until their child's first tooth appears before beginning a routine for oral hygiene for their child. From the moment they are born, taking good care of their gums should be a top focus.

Fortunately, a clean washcloth makes this task a cinch. Immediately following a meal and before retiring for the night, gently wipe their gums with a clean washcloth and a clean finger.

Between Six Months and Half a Year, Most Babies Will Begin to Erupt their First Set of Teeth

Each child is unique and develops at a different pace. Between 6 and 12 months of age, your baby's first tooth will most likely arrive. Lower front teeth usually appear first, followed by upper front teeth. In most cases, children's first set of teeth erupts by the time they are three years old.

Teething Pain Relief for Babies

A parent's heart breaks when they hear their child's teething sobs, especially when they do not know what to do to alleviate the agony. Fortunately, you can use a few safe and effective practices to relieve sore gums.

The first step is to massage their gums softly. Slushy applesauce or a cold washcloth can be offered as a second option. Infant ibuprofen is an option if all else fails.

There Is Equal Importance Placed on Primary and Permanent Teeth

Since baby teeth are not meant to last forever, many parents neglect their children's dental hygiene. As a result, their permanent teeth' development, alignment, and the position may be negatively affected These difficulties can be avoided by prioritizing the care of your child's baby teeth. Today is the day to make an appointment with us.

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