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Baby Teething Top Teeth First
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
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..
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers