Deciduous teeth, commonly known as milk teeth, baby teeth and temporary teeth, are the first set of teeth in the growth development of humans.
When the milk teeth of your baby appear?
In most babies, deciduous teeth appear around the age of 6 months, but even at 3 months or 14 months, depending on several factors – for example, depending on the age at which the first teeth appeared to parents, if the baby was born prematurely, and so on.
The timing of milk teeth
As a rule, baby teeth appear in pairs. The first two of them appear from the middle. A month or later, the top two begin to appear. It’s not a common thing to see babies with four teeth at the bottom and none on the top. Here is a general calendar:
- 6 month – the central incisors below;
- 8 month – the central incisors from the top;
- 10 month – lateral incisors from the bottom and top;
- 14 month – the first molars;
- 18 month- canines;
- 24 month – the nest molars.
Sign of baby teeth appear
- The need to chew some things;
- Swollen gums;
- Excessive salivation;
- Irritability, especially at night;
- A change in eating habits.
Methods to relieve pain
- Massage – if the tooth is located down, in the gum, and has not formed an inflamed area yet, massage there because these movements can do miracles.
- Medicines – ibuprofen is ideal for relieving pain temporarily, but do not exceed the recommended dosage.
- The distraction of attention – most of the time you can relive your baby pain if you distract him. Give him a little more attention, buy a new toy and do not underestimate the power of o touch.
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