Teething refers to the process during which primary (baby) teeth emerge through an infant or child's gums. In this article we explore the dental anatomy, the stages of teething and how to help your little one through this process.
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A discussion of basic dental anatomy, the composition of teeth and the role of enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum in shaping and protecting the teeth.
Tooth eruption is a common anatomical process that involves the tooth shifting from its initial placement in the jaw bone and emerging in the oral cavity. The emergence of primary teeth normally begins around 6 to 9 months after birth, however it is not uncommon for teeth to come in a little earlier or later than this.
There are five stages that a child goes through when teething, each of which usually lasts for quite a substantial period of time. This can be quite a gruelling time for children and parents alike, but the good news is that it doesn't last forever...
It is natural for infants and young children whose primary teeth are coming in to chew on anything they can get their hands on and to be fussy and tearful. We discuss some of the other telltale signs of teething here...
Some of the common signs and symptoms of teething may not be associated to teething itself. If your child is experiencing a high fever and an upset Tummy for longer than 24 hours it may be something more severe.
When attempting to soothe a teething child, it is important to remember to try to remain as calm as possible, even though their distress can elevate your own stress levels. Trying one of the techniques discussed here may provide some relief.
Many teething remedies have been passed down through generations, and some are recommended by alternative healthcare providers, however, not all are safe and effective. Here's what you need to know.
Oral and dental hygiene can commence when your child is just a baby, as soon as the first teeth appear. We discuss how to begin caring for your baby's gums and teeth as they develop and how to teach your children to brush their teeth and practice good oral hygiene throughout childhood.
According to recent studies it is recommended that infants who get their first tooth within the first 6 months of life consult a dentist before the age of one in order to ascertain if there are any underlying oral health concerns.