Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tooth Time// Baby Teeth

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If you are new to this blog, every Tuesday my husband and I are bringing you a dental tip! Let us know in the comments below if their is a topic you want covered!

Baby Teeth:
The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. A dental visit at an early age is a "well-baby checkup" for the teeth. 
Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, the dentist can show you how to clean the child's teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumb sucking.

When teeth first come in, some babies may have sore or tender gums. Gently rubbing your child's gums with a clean finger, a small, cool spoon or a wet gauze pad can be soothing. You can also give the baby a clean teething ring to chew on. If your child is still cranky and in pain, consult your dentist or physician. Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3.
Found here.

Baby B only has 5 teeth so far and teething really hasn't been too awful for us. Just the usual runny nose and fever, which Tylonol takes care of. He would wake up during the night because of teething, but we were already getting up to feed him so it wasn't a big deal. I'm sure when his other teeth start coming through it won't be fun because now he is sleeping through the night!

*DISCLAIMER-I am not a dentist! These are just helpful tips:)

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