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Normal development: Your daughter is still in the normal timeframe for teeth eruption so no need to worry her. Most babies will get thrie first teeth before 12 months. Being premature may slow down development a bit. If no teeth by 12 months she should be checked by a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
How do I tell if my almost 4-month old daughter is teething early or just going through a fussy, chew-on-everything phase?
Swollen gums: To determine if your child is teething look inside her mouth on the lower front gums nearest the tongue. At this age these are the first teeth to come in. If she is teething this area will be slightly redened and slightly swollen. You may even see a whitish area. And from the sound of things she seems to be teething. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2 month old baby is a little fussy and keeps sucking on his fist and biting on my shoulder, could it be too early to be teething? He is well fed
Sucking/biting: The newborn is endowed with a tremendous drive to suckle, based on the pleasure sensors in their lips. This helps them learn to feed, after 9 months of nutrition via umbilical cord. The sucking,biting, gnawing behavior of infants is more one of self soothing than hunger or teeth.I'm not convinced teeth have much to do with the symptoms of infants,though they take the blame for a lot. ...Read more
I have had premature periodontitis despite great home dental care. Am I doing something wrong if it takes me 4 minutes to brush my teeth?
Gum disease: Brushing alone won't do it. you also have to clean between teeth daily. Gum/bone loss can be due to infection/inflammation and/or systemic disease. If you have been following your Dentist's advice to the letter, and still are having issues, it's time to see a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist. ...Read more
My twins are 20 month old, born premature (at 33 week). Is it normal for them to have only 6 teeth?
Probably yes: If toddlers are happy, healthy, and growing, they are unlikely to have a medical problem that is slowing their teeth eruption. The doctor would know, as he has seen the kids for >8 check-ups already. Kids erupt primary teeth on their own schedule, with some normal kids being "late" on their teeth. A pediatric dentist can check to see if all is ok, but in general, the teeth eventually appear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter is a yr old and was born premature her doctor put her on pediasure how many cans am i suppose to give her and she don't have any teeth ?
Premature: thr doctor probably checked her growth charts and corrected it according to her age. If your baby is not on the growth charts, he usually add pediasure to add more calories in addition to baby food to help with her intake. A good nutrition consultation is very helpful to do the pediasure according to her weight. Good luck ...Read more
Many causes: Genetics can play a part. Bone structure and the amount of bone that is present, as well as the size of the teeth and jaw spacing... Pacifiers and thumb sucking can influence the teeth as well. Take a baby to a pedodontist very early on to stay ahead of dental issues and familiarize your baby with the dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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