How and why?…
Science presents answers to almost anything out there! We learn alot from our personal GP for instance! They provide us with the necessary tools to make a safe recovery… Many of us must have hated science for either one thing or another but it does a pretty good job when we need it!
Babies, doctors and other important subjects go together well… Before you learn about your baby through trial and error, things are explainable! What is teething in babies? Here is your guide to understanding more…
What to expect!
On the whole you would expect a baby to develop teeth between the ages of about six to twelve months. By age three, about all of their baby teeth will have grown.
In fact at three months of age they will have more saliva in their mouths. How interesting is that? Their senses widen in perception by now.
Some infants have little to no teeth by the time age 1 has arrived though!
The Healthy Approach!
For all of our information on such things, think about this: fluoride hardens your teeth enamel… Babies are no different to adults when it comes to teeth care…
Once your baby’s first tooth appears you need to smear toothpaste on it. You should keep up with this ritual until your baby’s third year of life…
That’s twice a day!
How much toothpaste you use depends on you but some sources recommend an amount just the size of a grain of rice! By the time year three turns up you should add a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.
You will, as a parent, need to place the toothpaste on their brush for until your offspring is about six years of age.
Feeding your tiny boy or girl fluoride supplements will definitely strengthen your baby’s teeth aswell!
Who knew that so many options are out there for us to use on a daily basis?
Diets that include plenty of calcium and vitamin D will aid in your entire family’s teeth health. Calcium builds bones too. In all ages might I add!!!
What are baby teeth?
The first signs of erupting teeth will be seen at the bottom front… Two whole baby teeth will eventually grow out there.
Second in the line are four teeth protruding at the top-front…
Afterwards each tooth will visit in pairs until all of their teeth are out. Twenty altogether!
These pairs grow in opposite from one another!
- Baby girls are usually first at growing their teeth, baby teeth that is
- Teeth on the lower jaw usually arrive in a baby’s mouth first
Baby teeth are also called primary teeth.
During the ages of six to twelve, young ones have both their primary and their permanent teeth! I mean to say that all their baby teeth have not yet fallen out. During this time permanent teeth have already started growing…
Did you know?
Baby teeth (your first teeth) are whiter than the permanent teeth to come…
Baby teeth make clear speech possible. In this way new teeth play one of many vital roles!!!
What is teething pain?
Many young’uns have never experienced pain during teething!
If however you do see that your baby is in pain there are methods to give them certain relief!
- Massage your baby’s gums with clean fingers
- Give your baby a cooled teething ring, dummy or even a spoon (none of these should be frozen)
- Give your baby a teething biscuit
A baby could show discomfort around the new tooth.The gums can become swollen and tender…
Things to Look Out for…
Crying is an indication that your baby is experiencing discomfort…
Discomfort is caused literally by the teeth breaking through their gums…
Babies have different symptoms due to teething. Not all of these symptoms are necessarily linked to teething though!
- Persistent crying
- Pulling of the ear
- Sucking fingers & fists
- Sucking on toys
- Not feeding as well as usual
- Flushed cheeks
When grown-ups have a complaint about pain in their body they simply shout it out.
Please don’t skip your duties when it comes to looking out for symptoms of teething. We now see that it is quite an uncomfortable experience…
What are the Myths???
Baby teeth are essential for eating and receiving proper nutrition. This means that the myth that says baby teeth are unimportant is of course false. More myths exist.
Another is that a baby can’t ever get a cavity. Just like with any teeth this is no impossibility! Cavities are a possibility for all people of all ages.
Once upon a time it was believed that fluoride toothpaste should be prevented from use for babies. Fluoride toothpaste can be brushed with right from the start! Toothpaste with fluoride and the process of tooth decay are opposites might I add…
Another myth ignores the fact that it takes around 24 hours for cavity-causing bacteria (plaque) to form on anyone’s teeth… Brush your baby’s teeth twice a day instead of just once! Brushing your baby’s teeth once a day is therefore another myth that we should try to ignore.
Ending – The Delightful Myth of The Tooth Fairy!
Whether they were used for good luck in battle as with Vikings or as a way of earning some pocket money. Losing teeth at a young age follows on with a well-known & modern myth. That of The Tooth Fairy… How can one but remember it all with pure excitement and even thrills???
There was Father Christmas and St Patrick who has given us St Patrick’s Day. Muhammad The Prophet and even Jesus. From one of the many Buddhas or gurus in the distant east. They have all reminded us, at times, of special figures in history. Some of us believe in them and some of us simply choose not to.
There is a big but here! When you were told of The Tooth Fairy, did you not fall for it utterly and completely? Whether you like it or not I know your answer was in fact a yes! You also committed to a firm belief in Santa Claus. In both these myths or rather interesting tales how could you ignore the presents and all the fun that comes along with it?
Here, so. Santa seems to be the Father of Christmas but The Tooth Fairy throughout history lives on in a similar way! Let me explain…
The tooth fairy will come. She is invisible.
Give me a chance!
Adults need to learn this too. Since you all out there, the adult audience, might have to act as The Tooth Fairy herself one day.
Allow me to continue… She will come and as you sleep she has to exchange these ‘lost’ baby teeth for a certain amount of money! This is up to you mum and dad. Of course you cannot wake your tiny boy or girl but rather it is all completed in a swift amount of time purely thanks to The Tooth Fairy herself…
Much like behaving all year round brings Father Claus crashing in through your chimney and delivering you with presents. He is gone in a flash onwards to other well-behaved children who all deserve presents but in the shortest amount of time possible! The whole world needs presents in one night didn’t you know? He achieves such a feat. A journey of journeys, if you will, by riding on a sleigh flown by flying therefore magic reindeer!!!
Altogether they spread the world with joy and gifts and all the way from home in the North Pole. “Ho Ho Ho, Merrrrry Christmas!!!” he bellows.
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All the best,