When it comes to your child, you want all the answers to your limitless questions, which include those about milk teeth. Below are some of the questions that parents want answered about these precious pearly whites.
How soon will I see the signs of the first milk tooth eruption?
While eh deciduous, or milk, teeth would have already formed underneath your child’s gums the very moment he or she is born, you will have to wait for around six months before you can see any signs of the first tooth starting to exfoliate.
What are the signs that your child has an erupting milk tooth?
Growing teeth, especially for the very first time, is never a walk in the park. In fact, discomfort and pain will almost always accompany the exfoliation of teeth. For this reason, the first signs and symptoms that your child is teething would be irritability because of the pain. In order to pacify the pain, your child may bite into their toys. You can ease the pain by giving them a teething ring which has been cooled. Another sign of teething is fever although this does not happen to all babies.
By what age would all of my child’s milk teeth have erupted?
Your child’s milk teeth will have erupted by the time that your kid hits the age of two or three years old. Your child’s teeth will begin to show in a pattern, and this pattern will also give you a clue as to which teeth will fall off first and which ones will be last to loosen up. There are 20 milk teeth in all. If your child has his or her tooth a few months earlier or after the six-month period, do not worry too much. It’s normal for the eruption time to vary.
How should I take care of my child’s dental health before the first baby tooth even erupts?
Just because your child does not have any milk teeth present yet does not give you full pass to not take care of your child’s dental health. In fact, your child’s gums will be the most vulnerable when your child does not yet have any of his or her baby teeth. However, you can take care of your child’s dental health by using a damp, soft and clean washcloth or any cotton cloth and then rubbing this on the surfaces of your child’s gums.
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