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Baby Born Teeth
Can happen : Neo-natal teeth, extra teeth that appear @ about the time of birth, can interfere with breast feeding and may need to be removed. Must be careful not to remove or harm the real baby teeth. Ask your pediatrician for referral to a pediatric dental specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby was born with teeth, shes two months now & her gums around her teeth are red & swollen. What does that mean?
Two issues: These may just be early erupted teeth and your removal may cause a gap that creates problems later. If so they would be firmly attached. If they are very loose, and almost ready to fall out, they could be sucked into the newborns lungs and cause real problems, these are easy to lift out with almost no effort.Discuss with the doc who can guide you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i know baby teeth start to form long before baby is born. When do adult teeth begin to form?
Soon: Shortly after birth the first permanent teeth start to form. Permanent teeth are starting to form until about age 13-15. If there is not Fluoride in the drinking water, a supplement should therefore be started shortly after birth for the maximum protection against decay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm an adult, but still have 3 baby teeth because i was born with no adult teeth to replace them. Is this common?
Seen regularly: We see this all the time. When we do, it usually is from 1 to 4 teeth. Most of these primary (baby) teeth eventually need to be removed as they become loose in adulthood, although not always. The good news is that nowadays, they can usually be easily replaced with implant retained crowns to look as good and be as healthy and long lasting as natural teeth. 95%+ success rate! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are you supposed to brush a baby's gums even before they have any teeth? Do you start brushing as soon as they're born, or do you wait until they start having teeth?
Yes: Starting a good brushing routine is a good idea. Use a very soft bristled brush so as not to hurt. Toothpaste is likely not necessary, as the main effect is the mechanical debriding, not the tasty foam from the toothpaste. Many babies may not find toothpaste tasty, and may backfire on you with the acclimation process of brushing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby was born with a tooth she's now 3m old and showing signs of teething but has white in the gum where her tooth is what could this be?
Enamel Pearl: Sometimes babies are born with a small calcified nodule on their gums called an enamel pearl. It usually falls off after awhile, especially as the real baby tooth under the gums begins to erupt. To be absolutely sure, ask your dentist to refer you to a qualified pediatric dental specialist. They are the experts in growth and development of the baby teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 6 week old baby is dribbling a lot, does this mean he's teething? He was born with a tooth but it got pulled out due to being loose.
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