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What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest..

What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest..

Clean wash cloth: Dipped in water, squeeze out excess water -gently rub the teeth and massage the gums.

If teething pain, dip the washcloth in cool water, squeeze out excess water and wrap around you finger and gently place in child's mouth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have infant who is 1 year old whose teeth are crooked/is it because using a pacifier?

I have infant who is 1 year old whose teeth are crooked/is it because using a pacifier?

Doubtful: Usually other causes (crowding) for crooked baby teeth @ age 1. Make sure to take your child for cm-up, evaluation of tooth and jaw growth, hygiene instruction, Fluoride instructions, and so much more. Don't wait 'till 2-3, please go now. Ask dentist to ck tooth alignment. ...Read more

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Can babies teeth at 17 weeks?

Can babies teeth at 17 weeks?

Yes, babies can be: Born with teeth, and some infants do cut their first teeth by 3-4 months, although 6-9 months is more common. At 16 w, infants start bringing things to their mouths and like to mouth things as part of their normal development, and it is not necessarily a sign of teething. Before the lower incisors erupt, the surface of the lower jaw will flatten and if it is still narrow, teething is not imminent ...Read more

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When do babies get teeth?

When do babies get teeth?

Varies: Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time. ...Read more

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Can babies teeth at 6 weeks?

Can babies teeth at 6 weeks?

Early teething: Some children can be born with "neo natal teeth" many times they are lost early too. ...Read more

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Babies teeth that are pointing out?

Babies teeth that are pointing out?

Possibly normal: How old is your baby? It is normal for baby teeth to look strange the way they are coming in. Is your child older and still sucking a pacifier or thumb? This can lead to teeth protruding out and a narrow palatte which may need orthodontics to correct in the future. See dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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My infant is 11mts old with no sign of teeth?

My infant is 11mts old with no sign of teeth?

That is fine: Children's teething can start as late as 15 month,
normally they do two out of three early and one lat (talking, walking, teething)
you can have him checked if you are worried. ...Read more

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What is the earliest age an infant will start to teeth? What are the signs?

What is the earliest age an infant will start to teeth? What are the signs?

Variable: Some infants get teeth sooner than others, but on average teething occurs around 6-9 months of age... Occasionally you may see an infant as young as 4 months begin to have teething issues, which are mostly irritability, fussiness, and increases in drooling or desire to chew on things. Some infants may even develop a "low grade" temperature of 99-100 degrees. Referred pain to ears is also common. ...Read more

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On average, after babies' bottom two teeth come in, how long until the top two grow in?

On average, after babies' bottom two teeth come in, how long until the top two grow in?

1-2 months: The bottom teeth (central incisors) usually come in at 6-8 months. The top teeth come in at 7-9 months. Some babies start teething earlier or later. ...Read more

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My babies teeth is chipping away and has green coloring on it its painful when she bites what could be the problem?

Probably decay: Your child is in pain because of infected teeth. Take him/her to a Dentist, preferably a Pedodontist (pediatric dental specialist) immediately. The American Dental Association & American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that all children have 1st Dental appointment at Age 1 just to prevent scenarios such as this. Your Pediatrician or your General Dentist can help you find a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Are pacifiers really bad for babies’ teeth?

Are pacifiers really bad for babies’ teeth?

Not really: Not great, but if discontinued by age 2 will probably not cause harm. Finger or thumb habit, especially if continued beyond age 4, can cause jaw deformation. ...Read more

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What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

What can cause babies to be born with teeth?

Genetics: Genetic predisposition causes babies to be born with teeth. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if babies really teeth until they are three years old?

Wanted to know if babies really teeth until they are three years old?

It is possible: Most primary (baby) teeth begin to appear at 4 to 6 months and are all erupted around age 2 1/2. Of course there is variability; if there are extra (supernumary) teeth they may appear at unexpected times/. ...Read more

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13 week old is incessantly crying like he is in pain. How soon do babies teeth?

13 week old is incessantly crying like he is in pain. How soon do babies teeth?

Something else: It is possible that your baby is teething, but this is one the young side. Signs of teething would be drooling and a bump on the gum tissue and some crankiness but typically not severe pain. Call the pediatrician asap. They can help you. ...Read more

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Does tetracycline stain your teeth or only the teeth of unborn babies?

Does tetracycline stain your teeth or only the teeth of unborn babies?

Only growing teeth.: Tetracycline gets incorporated into the tooth structure of teeth that are still forming. That includes unborn babies, teenagers, and all ages in between. ...Read more

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What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

What percent of babies are born with a full set of teeth?

Never seen it: In more than 3 decades of pediatric practice I have never seen or heard of a kid born with a full set of teeth. In that time I have had 4-5 born with 1 or 2. ...Read more

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Does ice cream prevents babies teeth to errupt early?

Does ice cream prevents babies teeth to errupt early?

No: Babies teeth erupt on their own time scale which is quite variable. Some have a couple teeth at birth and some have none until 15+ months. The cause of this variability is unknown. ...Read more

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My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?

My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?

Feedback: Keep telling her that biting isn't nice and offer her words to express her needs instead of biting. If you (and her other caregivers) are consistent, biting should quickly give way to more acceptable behavior. Also, if you ever "play bite" with her, stop now, as it makes her feel that biting is ok in some circumstances, when it really is not. Good luck! ...Read more

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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child I give him only vitamin d drops. ..He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?

When it is recommended to give calcium to infant? I have eight months child I give him only vitamin d drops. ..He got one teeth only and didn't crawl?

Calcium supplement: As long as the child has a balanced diet including milk and vitamin supplement, he should be ok for now. Expect him to crawl soon, but you need to keep him on the floor to learn it, if he is all the time held in a swing all the times. ...Read more

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Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

Is there a proven link between breastfeeding and improved lifelong dental health? Do formula-fed babies get weaker teeth/thinner enamel? Thanks!

No direct link: Infants who fall asleep while either breast feeding and/or bottle feeding are both more prone to tooth decay as they don't swallow the last of thy milk or formula and it sits around their teeth all night causing decay. Bottles tend to be worse as the baby does not have to actively suck for liquid to keep dripping into their mouths. Either method used improperly will cause decay. ...Read more

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more

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What can be done about infant/toddler tooth discoloration?

What can be done about infant/toddler tooth discoloration?

That depends: That depends on the cause of the discoloration. If it is from stains and/or calculus on the outside of the tooth, it can be polished off by a pediatric dentist. If it is caused by tooth decay the tooth can probably be repaired. If it is discoloration that is part of the tooth as it formed this is harder to resolve and may need to be left alone. You need an exam by a pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Baby top middleteeth came in first, bottom teeth following but appear crooked like forming v shape is this normal? Started teething at 11 months

Baby top middleteeth came in first, bottom teeth following but appear crooked like forming v shape is this normal? Started teething at 11 months

Baby teeth: Yes this is not unusual. Avoiding improper oral habits such as finger sucking will help prevent improper jaw growth and tooth malalignment. Yor pediatrician or pedodontist should be evaluating oral development even at this young age. ...Read more

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Can babies who breast feed get tooth decay? I try and breast feed my son whenever I can, and would like to know if that can also lead to tooth decay..

Can babies who breast feed get tooth decay? I try and breast feed my son whenever I can, and would like to know if that can also lead to tooth decay..

Yes: Bacteria can turn mother's milk into acid byproducts just a easily as anything else. Limit your child's breast feeding to when they are hungry. Clean their teeth and gums with a damp gauze and/or infant tooth brush after each feeding. If they have teeth it is time to make an appointment with a pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Human trick: Babies are orally focused, so if they identify how they did that cool thing and how to repeat it, they'll be self-amusing. Of course, when the grown ups all get goofy when they do it, we reinforce it further. ...Read more

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Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Yes: If they continue to suck their fingers after age
4 or 5 they can move the teeth.
Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more

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Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Of the 5 senses that: Allow us to explore & understand the world, what touches our lips/ mouths in a pleasurable, fulfilling way is one of the first. If that's so rewarding, why not try other things to see if they're as enjoyable? Developmentally, from 6 mos.-3 yrs is typical for mouthing objects. Insuring that access is limited to safe, clean objects too large to swallow or choke on is a parent's responsibility. ...Read more

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What are the tiny bumps on the inside of my infant's mouth?

What are the tiny bumps on the inside of my infant's mouth?

Epstein pearls: White spots appearing on the gums and the roof of the mouth (palate) are called epstein pearls. ...Read more

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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more