GIVE ATTENTION FOR BABY TEETH
Three to twelve months are the first appear of baby teeth, and after 3 years,
our baby will have 20 baby teeth. It can be a miserable time for baby and you
when baby teeth cutting. Some babies gum swell or their cheeks seem flushed
and fuller. To ease the pain for our baby when baby teeth cutting through, you
can try to give something to chew on like a cold teeth, teething biscuits, or
also give cold food, like a frozen bananas for our baby.
When baby teeth appear?
Every baby is different. Generally, teeth start appearing between 4 and 7 months
of age. You baby may be drooling more at 4 months. The first teeth to come in
are usually the 2 front teeth on the bottom.
Healthy teeth are important to your baby's overall health. Teeth help your
baby chew food and form words and sounds when speaking. They also affect the
way your baby's jaw grows.
What should I do when baby teething?
Teething is usually painless, but it can make some babies uncomfortable and
fussy. Giving your baby a cold teething ring or a cold washcloth to chew or
suck on may help. Teething gels should be used carefully because too much is
not good for your baby.
Teething does not cause a fever. If your baby has a fever, you should talk
to your doctor.
Can breast feeding, bottles and sippy cups bear with baby teeth?
Breast feeding is good for your baby's teeth. If you give your baby a bottle,
always hold the baby when you feed him or her. Do not leave a bottle in the
crib. Do not put juice in a bottle.
Your baby can start using a sippy cup when he or she is 6 months old. Stop
giving your baby a bottle when he or she is a year old. Do not let your baby
walk around with a sippy cup unless it has only water in it. Do not give your
baby a sippy cup of juice or milk in the crib.
After your child is one year old, give only water or plain milk between meals
instead of other drinks. If you give your child juice or flavored milk (like
sweetened milk products), only give it with meals. Juice and flavored milk have
a lot of sugar in them.
When can I start brushing my baby's teeth?
Start brushing your baby's teeth twice a day when the first tooth appears.
The most important time to brush is just before bedtime. Use a soft baby toothbrush.
Put a dab of toothpaste on the brush. The dab should be the size of a rice grain.
Ask your doctor or dentist what kind of toothpaste you should use for your baby.
He or she may suggest that you use toothpaste with fluoride (say: floor-ide)
in it. Fluoride helps stop cavities.
Should I take care my baby teeth to the dentist?
Be sure to take your baby to a dentist by his or her first birthday, especially
if there is a high risk for cavities or any other problems with his or her teeth.
It is better for your child to meet the dentist and see the office before he
or she has a tooth problem.