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What Is The Average Age Couples Have Their First Child
Tricky question: Nowadays you see girls having babies at 11 /13 14 years old. Hard to say. That is really more personal and depends on when you are ready to raise a child. ...Read more
By First Birthday: Actually the average age is probably much older than that. By the first birthday is the recommended age of first dental visit by the american academy of pediatrics and the american academy of pediatric dentistry. It is very important to establish the "dental home" early for children. Education an prevention can begin at that time for a lifetime of good dental health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Eruption Charts: Around the age of 6 or 7. See the following website for the eruption charts for primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. Be aware that the "average" times can vary widely. I hope all the children and adults are getting their regular dental checkups. Http://www. Mouthhealthy. Org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts. ...Read more
No average age: There is no average age for getting a palate expander. It should be done while a child is growing, before the bones fuse and growth ceases. It can be done even in small children when necessary, but usually in kids between about ages 6 and 12. It does not work in older kids who have completed their growth spurt or in adults. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it possible that a child with a narrow aortar who has been operated on live to an average healthy age mid 70's or 80's?
Aorta: People who have a coarctation of the aorta operated on can live a long normal life ...Read more
Not such a thing.: Pregnancy and maternity is hard to time with the rest of your life, career and relationships. Having the support of the prospective father and/or your support system is important. You want to be healthy and realistic about the changes that will come with this biological privilege at any age. ...Read more
Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more
1st tooth/1st Bday: The american association of pediatric dentists suggest that your child visit the dentist when either their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday. During this appointment, the dentist will discuss eating and brushing habits. This helps your child get 'used to' someone else being in their mouth. Children who have dental visits within the first 2 years experience less anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Slightly.: It interferes with development of proper dental occlusion. Otoh, an old professor of mine used to say, "let them have their binkies. An orthodontist is cheaper than a psychaitrist.". ...Read more
Is it possible that a child suddenly shows signs of allergies for the first time, at almost 5 years of age?
YES: Allergies happen when your bodies immune system become "sensitized" to something "x" and develop antibodies to it. Over time your child has multiple exposures to x (years 1-4) and became sensitized. We are rarely if ever allergic to anything when born; but develop them over time (and exposure). So it would be quite normal to "suddenly" become allergic at age 5 even if they had it many previous. ...Read more
5 1/2: Usually the lower anterior central incisors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Manageable defect: Of the metabolic defects out there for one to have, g6pd is at least manageable thru your lifetime & compatible with a wonderful life. A couple with one g6pd kid is at risk for the same defect for any pregnancy. They can also produce a carrier or kid free from the gene. Knowing ahead of time puts the family in a good position to make that sort of choice. ...Read more
3 if teeth look fine: Most babies don't have teeth problems during the first few years, but they do see their pediatricians for many check-ups. I usually tell parents to take their kids in for a first dental visit at age 3 years, unless I suspect a problem at one of their many well-child visits, or if there is a strong family history of cavities. Dentists, however, want to see babies when their teeth start appearing. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Was hoping to deliver first child before age 35. Would delivering after 35 cause health issues or complications for my baby? Hoping to be pregnant soon.
Not necessarily: The health focus on deliveries over 35 is more because the risks of a chromosome defect like down syndrome increases 5x that of the 16-29 age group. All pregnancies have a basic 4% risk of unexpected outcome (premi, cleft palate, sick, etc.) and being over 35 adds less than 1% to that number. The effect of your age on a normal baby is not that significant. In many, age permits a broader outlook. ...Read more
If a problem: You can eliminate most problems by looking at your child's pictures. If "red eye" is consistent and appears in both eyes all the time, you can wait until number and letter recognition develop. If one eye is always "red" and the other dark, consistently - you should take your child in quickly. Most kids are tested in schools and will be sent for evaluation if the vision seems disturbed. ...Read more
When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child age 7.5 lost first molar. It is flat with no roots, but did have a filling. Is this normal? I'm concerned the roots broke off?
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