When Do Babies Start Teething
Age Four Months Through Seven Months
Teething ussally starts during these months. The two front teeth (central incisors), either upper or lower, ussally appear first, followed by the opposite front teeth. The first molars are next, followed by the canines or eyeteeth.
There is great variability in the timing and pattern of teething. If your child doesn't show any teeth until later than this age period, or if they come in out of order, don't worry. The timing may be determined by heredity, and doesn't mean anything is wrong.
Teething accasionally may cause mild irritability, crying, a low grade tempertature (but not over 101 degrees Fahrenheit [38.3 degrees Celsius]), excessive drooling, and a desire to chew on something hard. More often, the gums around the new teeth will swell and be tender. To ease your baby's discomfort, try gently rubbing or massaging the gums with one of your figures. Teething toys are helpful and should be make of firm rubber. (The teethers you freeze tend to get too hard and can cause more harm than good.) Never use teething gels to numb the gums; in rare cases they can position babies' blood cells and keep them form carrying oxygen. Homeopathic teething tablets also provide no benefits, and in some cases of they have been made with potentially harmful toxins. Amber teething necklaces do not do anything at all to relieve pain, and they have caused of choking and strangulation; remember never to leave anything around your baby's neck. If your child seems particularly miserable or has a fever higher than 101 degrees Fshrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius), it's probably not from teething, and you should consult your pediatrician.
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Your baby should see a dentist within six months after his first tooth erupts, but no later than twelve months of age, whichever comes first. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to see infants, andyou cana find a pediatric dentist for your baby at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's website, aapd.org. But going to your family dentist for rountine pediatric care is entirely adequate and may be covered by existing health insurance.
Brushing your baby's teeth at home is very important as well. For cleaning when you first start seeing teeth, simply brush with a soft child's toothbrush and a smear of fluoridated toothpaste the size of a grain of rice. To prevent cavities, never let your baby fall asleep with a bottle or on the breast, either at nap time or at night. Doing this will keep milk from pooling around the teeth and creating a breeding ground for decay.
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*Refer and quote from "Caring for your baby and young child birth to age 5, Sixth Edition Paperback" by American Academy of Pediatrics (Author)
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