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My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

White coating?: Do you see a thicker than normal white coating on your child's tongue or cheeks... If so, this may be thrush. Although babies tend to put everything in their mouth when teething. This might only be your child's way of dealing with teething. ...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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If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

Not a problem : You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...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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How likely is someone to get thrush after the extraction of 12 teeth?

How likely is someone to get thrush after the extraction of 12 teeth?

Definitely: Thrush or candidiasis is caused by candida abbicans, an organism we all have in our entire digestive system that aids in digestion. Anything that stresses us (like haveing 12 teeth removed - or antibiotics given with the procedure) or upsets the balance of good & bad organisms can lead to thrush. See your treating dentist and they can give you a rinse or maybe pills to clear this up. ...Read more

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4 wis. teeth extractd while i had oral thrush. Infectn seems to have progressed afterward. How likely is itt infec. entered bloodstream? What to do?

4 wis. teeth extractd while i had oral thrush. Infectn seems to have progressed afterward. How likely is itt infec. entered bloodstream? What to do?

Only w/ immune prob: Thrush is caused by a fungus and is uncommon in healthy people unless they use inhalers or took antibiotics (often white seen in the mouth is misdiagnosed as trush)

But regardless, spread of the fungus to the blood is extremely rare unless you have an underlying immune condition and it causes severe illness.

If it spread to the throat and you are having pain with swallowing please be seen. ...Read more

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I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

Thrush?: Thrush is a fungal infection and not related to eating or not eating. One is not born with it. You might have a coated tongue, lichen planus, or somethng else. For now, start to use a tongue scraper once a day and see if that can solve the problem. You also need to see a dentist to have it evaluated for a proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My boy 5mths15days old refusing both breast and bottle from past 1 month but drinking from cup. No thrush, ear infections. Teeth is coming. Need help?

My boy 5mths15days old refusing both breast and bottle from past 1 month but drinking from cup. No thrush, ear infections. Teeth is coming. Need help?

No problem: If pt is actually getting 16-24 oz of milk then there is no problem. Introduce the sippy cup, he might do well with it. You should be happy he is coming off the bottle now. The key is drinking 16-24 oz of milk, can eat solids to get the rest of the nutrition/calories ...Read more

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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more

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Can MRSA be spread through saliva? My infant daughter has it and she drools a lot from teething. Also what is the incubation period for MRSA? How long

Can MRSA be spread through saliva? My infant daughter has it and she drools a lot from teething. Also what is the incubation period for MRSA? How long

MRSA: MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) can be spread via saliva as well as other body fluids. You would be at additional risk for infection if breaks in your skin come in contact with your daughter's saliva. Incubation period for MRSA is one to ten days after entering skin breaks or damaged mucus membranes such as nose or mouth. Key to carefully wash hands after coming in contact w her saliva. ...Read more

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Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

No: Babies will be teething on and off for a period of 18 to 30 months and "spitting up" isn't a feature of teething. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more