Being a parent is not an easy thing to do, especially during the first year of every first time parent. The first year is filled with surprises, anxiety and stress. But it’s all worth it.
As a parent, all you can do is be ready.
Luckily, you live in the digital area, where you can get professional help and guidance for free.
In this blog, we are going to do the same for you.
Below we are going to list down some things new parents need to do so they can keep the teeth of their little one safe, clean and strong as they grow up.
Please do keep in mind that these are just tips, if your little one has serious teeth problems, you should meet a dentist.
Symptoms of teething
- Tender gums
- Constant crying
- A slightly raised temperature
- Wanting to chew on hard things
- Rubbing their cheek
- Constant pulling their ear
- Bringing their hands to their mouth
When do babies start to teeth?
Once your baby reaches that 5 month mark, you will start to notice that their teeth are coming. Once they reach that 6 to 12 month mark, your kid will have their baby teeth out. Remember, the teeth growing part depends on the baby. Most of the time, your little one will have their full set of teeth once they reach that 3 year mark.
Pain is normal
If your little one is crying as their teeth are coming out, it is normal. During the entire process of teething, your little one will surely cry. The teeth comes out from below, pain will occur. As parents you should know what you can do. Home remedies such as applying ice on that area can help ease the pain.
Common things babies will do when they are teething:
- Sleeping troubles
- Decreased appetite
- Increased drooling
- Gum rubbing
- Show off their red gums
Please keep in mind that some teething can require professional help from dentists.
Another thing that you can notice in teething children is that their teeth are not even. Remember, this is normal. Uneven teeth can happen with anyone and it is not serious. The only time you should bring your little one to the dentist is if they gave 2 teeth growing in the same spot. That can mean a lot of things.
When to meet the doctor?
Before meeting a dentist, you want to meet your pediatrician. This is a must. The pediatrician will monitor the teeth of your baby and if they think there is something going on, they will refer you to s dentist.
Please do keep in mind that your pediatrician can look at your little ones teeth until they reach the 3 year mark.