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Teething (Definition)

Teething is the natural process of tooth eruption. The rare infant is born with teeth, but for most infants the process begins around 3 months and can last ...Read more


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Is it normal for my baby to be teething on his hands?

Is it normal for my baby to be teething on his hands?

Yes: Sure, hands and fingers are like built-in teethers! plus, they're hard to leave at home or in the car! ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and he is sucking on his hand constantly, is it a sign for teething?

My baby is 3 months old and he is sucking on his hand constantly, is it a sign for teething?

3: Although 3 months is a little early for teething, your child may be dentally advanced and may be teething already. ...Read more

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Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Yes: Teething at 3 months is a normal. You can use teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes to help your child cope with the process of erupting the new teeth. Use the appropriate amount tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething pain. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c it only will last for 10 to 15 minutes and will not provide lasting relief. ...Read more

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How long after brushing my teeth should I wait to kiss my baby or let her put her hands in my mouth?

How long after brushing my teeth should I wait to kiss my baby or let her put her hands in my mouth?

Don't worry: Just rinse well after brushing to flush away excess toothpaste, then give your baby all the kisses you want. And best possible 1st b'day present, a trip to a Pediatric Dental Specialist for his/her 1st Dental Examination to evaluate dento-facial growth, tooth emergence, oral hygiene for babies, fluoride management, prevention of baby bottle syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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12mo baby still has no teeth grow..Should i concern? Does he lack of calsium? Is it related to his radial club hand?

12mo baby still has no teeth grow..Should i concern? Does he lack of calsium? Is it related to his radial club hand?

Late tooth eruption: All children have their own time table for the eruption of their teeth. There is no treatment like baby dentures and i would wait at least another 6 months before concern. At that point seek out an oral surgeon to get a single, panorex x-ray to see if there is areason for concern and aplan for treatment. ...Read more

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Tremors @ age 27. Resting but a lot more when active. Teeth hands & legs. Seen 3 neuros w/normal neuro exam. Also normal MRI in feb 2013 & CT aug 2012?

Tremors @ age 27. Resting but a lot more when active. Teeth hands & legs. Seen 3 neuros w/normal neuro exam. Also normal MRI in feb 2013 & CT aug 2012?

?essential tremor?: Reassuring that you have had normal exam, but there are many reasons for intermittent tremors, and you might gain some information by checking your family history for possible heredofamilial tremors. Since the process seems worse when active, you may find it useful to take a medication on an as-needed basis to control events. Items such as xanax (alprazolam) or Primidone may be useful. ...Read more

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What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

4-8 months: Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age. There is a very wide range of what is normal. I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows. ...Read more

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