Top
30
Doctor insights on: Teething In Children

Share
1

1
How is vomitting related to teething in children?

How is vomitting related to teething in children?

Drooling: Infants tend to drool when teething. Excess seal ovation can cause GI imbalance. Vomiting, however, probably die to coincidental virus. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Rosenberg
813 Doctors shared insights

Teething (Definition)

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


2

2
What are the common and safest topical anesthetic for teething children?

What are the common and safest topical anesthetic for teething children?

Baby Orajel Naturals: Is the one I like best. However, chewing on something cold and firm is helpful for teething. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read more

3

3
How do I best help my baby with teething? I've tried using children's ibuprofen, teething rings, and other similar things, but it's bad. Is there anything out there that I'm not thinking of that might help? .

How do I best help my baby with teething? I've tried using children's ibuprofen, teething rings, and other similar things, but it's bad. Is there anything out there that I'm not thinking of that might help? .

I: I think you've mentioned everything except orajel. Anyone with children will tell you they've been through it.

Hang in there and eventually things will subside. My daughter, when she was teething, kept saying "oj... Oj". We thought she wanted orange juice. No, she couldn't pronounce "orajel", what her daycare provider was applying.

Best to you and your family. ...Read more

5

5
Should we see the dentist about teething pain? How much teething pain is normal for a child between six months and a year old? I feel like our son is having more pain than other children I have known of the same age, and am wondering if we should see a de

Should we see the dentist about teething pain? How much teething pain is normal for a child between six months and a year old? I feel like our son is having more pain than other children I have known of the same age, and am wondering if we should see a de

Each: Each child responds to pain associated with teething differently. You have to trust yourself as his mother to determine if thisis his usual reaction to pain. Some children are more tolerant of pain than others. Common things to help this period of tooth eruption are letting him chew on your clean finger or other soft teeting objects. The counter pressure against the erupting tooth can be soothing. Cold can also help. Sips of cold water, sucking on a frozen edge of a wash cloth, etc. An old trick for infants older than 9 months is to let then chew on a frozen waffle (the small kind you can get in the frozen food aisle) because they are precooked and soften very quickly if your child eats it. If you notice obvious swelling with a bruised appearance over the erupting tooth, let your pediatrician see it. Sometimes this type of pressure can be relieved by a small incision. Your dentist or pediatrician could do this. Teething pain can be miserable. Infant Acetaminophen can be helpful at night. Baby orajel tends to offer very short relief and not my favorite because parents will often use too much. Homeopathic teething tablets (contain chamomille) can sometimes relax the infant. I hope your son finds some relief so you can too. ...Read more

6

6
Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief

Do you consider the hylands products to be safe and/or effective for children under 2 years old? Looking for cold and teething relief

Not safe: Hylands homeopathic drops have been recalled in the past for risk of toxic side effects from one of the ingredients, belladonna. The concentration of belladonna was found to vary between preparations. I would stick with nasal saline drops for relief of cold symptoms. For teething, I would recommend massaging your baby's gums and using a teething toy like sophie the giraffe. ...Read more

7

7
Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

Can bleeding in the gum and mouth sores in children be signs of teething?

It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter if it can be. What is important is what's causing both symptoms? She should be seen by at least a dentist (and possibly a physician if the dentist thinks that appropriate). There is no way to observe, diagnose and guess as to what's actually going on. Sorry. ...Read more

9

9
In what order to children's teeth come in?

In what order to children's teeth come in?

It really depends: Not every baby follows the exact same schedule. But, most babies get the lower central incisors (two bottom front teeth) first & then the upper central incisors after that. Beyond that, the sequence may be irregular so don't worry about that. It is not terribly important when the teeth come in, but more important your dental hygeine regimen. Brush the teeth twice a day & avoid bottles in bed. ...Read more

10

10
Could children grind their teeth?

Could children grind their teeth?

Grinding teeth: Children many times will begin to grind their teeth as their eruption patterns change. They have many primary/baby teeth that are becoming loose and coming out and new permanent teeth erupting and their bite or occlusion changes all the time. They tend to grind during this ever changing occlusion. ...Read more

11

11
How can you treat decaying teeth (in children)?

How can you treat decaying teeth (in children)?

Only way is. .: The only way to treat decaying teeth is to see a dentist. Depending on the office and age of the child, some offices will see and treat a child, while other offices may refer the younger patients to a pedodontist or children's dentist. To prevent decay, good oral hygiene and diet is a must as well as control or elimination of any habits that may be contributing to decay. ...Read more

12

12
Could the children change there molar teeth?

Could the children change there molar teeth?

Unclear question: Your question is unclear to me. I am not sure what you are asking. Please rephrase or re-post it being as specific as you can. ...Read more

13

13
How many different teeth do children have?

How many different teeth do children have?

Depends: The number of teeth children have depends on the age of the child, stage of development and whether or not any primary teeth are lost or retained. Generally, there are 20 primary or baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth. A child may be in a mixed dentition state where they have a combination of primary and permanent teeth. ...Read more

14

14
How many different teeth do children change?

How many different teeth do children change?

20: Children usually change all of their primary teeth, and there are twenty of them, all different. ...Read more

15

15
How can I help my young children keep their teeth healthy?

How can I help my young children keep their teeth healthy?

Oral hygiene: Commit to good oral hygiene and a good diet (minimizing sugar frequency and amount). Make sure to brush you children teeth 2 times per day and floss any teeth that have tight contacts between them. This helps them develop good habits that they can continue on to adulthood. ...Read more

16

16
When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

When do children usually start to have their teeth falling out?

5 1/2 years: The lower front teeth are the first teeth to loosen and wiggle. This can happen around age 5 1/2 though some children can start much later. It is more important on the sequence of which teeth exfoliate (fall out) that the timing or age. Every child has their own time table. ...Read more

17

17
What's essential for healthy teeth in older children and adults?

What's essential for healthy teeth in older children and adults?

BRUSHING AND FLOSS: Regular brushing and flossing as well as seeing your dentist regularly. ...Read more

18

18
What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

Current research: Indicates that it is due to poor airway. The child needs to be evaluated by a dentist versed in treating sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing and by a MD to order a sleep study if possible. ...Read more

19

19
At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

At what age children should start using braces on their teeth?

G & D decision: The appropriate time to begin orthodontic rx is a crana-facial growth and development decision, not an age decision. Children should have their first orthodontic check-up as a 7th birthday present. That way the orthodontist can decide with you the best path of care for your child. See a qualified university trained orthodontic specialist now for guidance. ...Read more

20

20
Does children also get teeth cavities or only adults get teeth cavities?

Does children also get teeth cavities or only adults get teeth cavities?

All teeth can!: All teeth, child and adult teeth can be infected with tooth decay! Regular homecare (brushing and flossing and rinsing) along with regular and properly spaced check ups are your best preventive measures! ...Read more

21

21
At what age should children begin flossing? Whenever they have teeth close together?

At what age should children begin flossing? Whenever they have teeth close together?

Sure - even before: Since it's a good habit and many neglect to learn it, why not start as soon as possible - even if it doesn't do too much. Just to learn it as part of daily bathroom activity might be a good idea. I hope a dentist corrects me if I'm wrong. Sounds like you're doing good things with and for your child! ...Read more

22

22
What is the best kind of holiday candies to get that do the least damage to children's teeth?

What is the best kind of holiday candies to get that do the least damage to children's teeth?

None: An occasional treat is how I was brought up and that is now old fashioned. There is no doubt that candy in its excesses of today is producing a lot more trouble than just dental decay. ...Read more

23

23
What age should children start to floss their own teeth? My son is five, and I'm not sure when I should start letting him floss on his own..

What age should children start to floss their own teeth? My son is five, and I'm not sure when I should start letting him floss on his own..

Age 9-10: Eye-hand coordination to properly floss take until about 9-10 to develop. Make sure child brushes 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w a pea-sized portion of toothpaste. Make sure you floss your child's teeth daily. N see your dentist for individualized oral hygiene instructions. Thanks for being so conscientious. ...Read more

25

25
What age should children lose baby teeth?

What age should children lose baby teeth?

Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7. ...Read more

26

26
Can children have baby teeth come in wrong?

Can children have baby teeth come in wrong?

Absolutely: And there can be many reasons, too numerous to mention here. To find out why the baby teeth are crooked, your child should see a growth and development specialist. See a pediatric dentist 98when only baby teeth are present, see an orthodontist once 1s't permanent tooth erupts, about age 7. Ask your family dentist for referral to the correct specialist. ...Read more

27

27
Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Its possible: There are some rare cases in which baby teeth are not lost, although most people do lose all their baby teeth. ...Read more

28

28
How do children's baby teeth fall out when it's time?

How do children's baby teeth fall out when it's time?

By Gods plan.: The primary or "baby teeth" will become lose due to root resorption caused by the erupting adult teeth. When they become lose encourage your child to "wiggle" the tooth to make it more lose. Some kids will not move the tooth and some primary teeth have to be removed by a dentist. ...Read more

29

29
Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Sure: Starvation can cause many developmental problems. I am curious as to why you ask about starvation. ...Read more