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Baby and Teething

What you Need to Know about your Baby and Teething

Many parents wonder if their baby is teething at the normal rate, and would like to know more about this process. Babies teethe at different ages and varying speeds but typically, you will see teeth emerging between 4-7 months. It should only be considered a concern if your baby has no teeth by the time he or she is 15-18 months old. In this case a visit with a pediatric dentist should be scheduled.

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Milk Teeth

Your baby’s milk teeth or baby teeth will come in over a period of time and usually in this order:

  • Bottom Front Teeth
  • Top Front Teeth
  • Teeth along the sides and back
  • First Molars after a year old
  • Second Molars after 2 years of age

It’s not a cause for concern if some of your toddler’s teeth come in crooked. For the most part, this issue will correct itself over time. By the age of 3 your child should have all 20 of his or her baby teeth. These teeth should not begin to fall out until your child is approximately 6 years old. At this time, the adult set of teeth are ready to grow in.

What Teething Symptoms will my Toddler Experience?

When a toddler is teething there is a certain amount of irritation and discomfort. By knowing the symptoms, a parent can help to ease any pain and know what to expect at any given time throughout this process. Some symptoms include:

  • drooling, which can lead to a rash on the face
  • Irritability
  • Gum Sensitivity
  • Sleep Problems
  • Refusing Food
  • Biting

Some experts believe that teething can cause symptoms such as diarrhea and fever whereas others disagree with this claim. In any case, if your child seems sick it is best to take him or her to the doctor and to not assume any signs of sickness or illness is caused by teething.

HOW TO EASE SYMPTOMS OF TEETHING

A Rubber Teething Ring

As a parent you will want to ease your toddler’s discomfort during the teething process. Many parents offer their baby a rubber teething ring to chew on to alleviate the discomfort. These rings can also be purchased with the ability to freeze water inside them, which can soothe the affected area. A cold washcloth will also serve the same purpose.

Cold Foods

Cold foods also help to ease discomfort and frozen bagels and apple slices can also help to strengthen the jaw from an early age. Just be aware of any foods with sugar, natural or otherwise, and be sure to brush the toddler’s teeth after sugary snacks. Finally, if the pain seems quite severe you can speak with your physician to see if a children’s acetaminophen is the right approach.

A pediatric dentist can help to advise on what is normal and offer guidance for easing your toddler’s discomfort during the teething process. To book an appointment for pediatric dentistry contact the Chapnick Dental Office in Barrie at, 705-722-4848 or if in the Toronto area 647-504-4407.

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Chapnik Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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