The first teeth of the child - the first teeth in children
Mar 29, 2018
Your six-month-old baby is constantly crying, eating poorly and having a fever? Most likely, in the near future he will have the first teeth. And it is best if you are prepared for a "meeting" with him, because the first teeth of the child can deliver a lot of trouble. When the babies begin teething, it turns into a pretty serious test for himself, and for mom and dad. But to survive this period without big problems is quite possible.
Signs of the appearance of the first teeth
Teeth of the child were formed before his birth, but the first of these you can only see when the baby reaches the age of five to six months. If your baby is already six months old, and your teeth are still not starting to erupt - do not worry, this is normal and will not affect the development of the baby and the state of its teeth in the future. Approximately three years your child will become a happy owner of all twenty baby teeth.
The process of dentition almost never passes painlessly, and is usually accompanied by such symptoms:
Reddened swollen gums. Your baby always tries to tighten all that gets in the way: toys, fingers? This means that in the near future you can wait for the first teeth to appear in the child.
Excessive salivation. In this period, the glands responsible for the saliva secretion begin to actively work. This is the reaction of the child's body to the cutting teeth.
Temperature rise. Sometimes it can reach up to 38 degrees, and stay at that level for as long as the inflammation of the gums lasts. Also, a runny nose may appear. Treat this state of the baby carefully and do not confuse it with a common cold.
Problems with stomach. Quite often erupting teeth( especially the side ones) are accompanied by a disorder of the stomach.
Lack of appetite. The child often fusses, cries, does not want to eat - it all happens because of swollen gums.
All these symptoms pass as soon as the tooth erupts. Check the appearance of the "firstborn" can be looked at the baby's mouth when he yawns. See the white hillock? So it happened - the first tooth of the child erupted!
If you really want to be sure of the appearance of the first tooth, do not climb your finger to the baby in the mouth. So you can bring him an infection.
Other teeth may appear differently: with the repetition of all the same painful symptoms, or without complications at all.
What to do when teeth are cut
The appearance of the first teeth in a child should not lead to panic. Completely remove all the painful feelings you, of course, can not, but that's to relieve the condition of the baby is quite capable.
Massage the baby's gum, wrapping a finger with a clean bandage and leading over swollen gums. You can also wrap a small piece of ice in a soft cloth and massage your gums with it. Try to find a special brush in the pharmacy - after such a massage the child should feel a little better.
Get a stimulating ring for your baby. They exist in several variations: plastic, silicone or filled with water. But be sure, before giving such a ring to the baby, do not forget to disinfect it and cool it in the freezer. Also, a piece of a normal apple, but only a cold one, will help to remove the pain. And his taste will serve as an incentive for the child to bite more actively.
Put a toy in the crib, clean, of course. The child will not only be happy to scratch her gums about her, but the toy will also serve as a sponge absorbing constantly saliva.
If your baby does not eat at all because of irritated gums, lubricate them before meals with a special gel( for example, the baby's gel doctor), which gives a slight frost effect. He will for some time remove the pain.
If the child has very severe pain, which is accompanied by a high fever, it is better to consult a doctor.
Taking care of the first teeth
If your baby's nutrition is properly balanced and you regularly care for the teeth, they will be sturdy and even. And to start to form a beautiful smile is necessary from birth.
- rub the gum and the baby's teeth that have appeared, with gauze, which must first be moistened in warm boiled water, or even better in chamomile broth;
- if the baby is on artificial feeding, be sure to treat it with the oral mucosa after you finish each feeding;
- If you are breastfeeding, include foods containing calcium, fluoride and vitamins A, C, D in your diet. These include milk, kefir, seafood, beets, rhubarb;
- as soon as the child has the first tooth, try to wean the baby from the bottle, because compotes and juices, rich in sugar, can cause caries.
Clean the teeth
That's all the experiences associated with the cutting teeth have passed. But a new question arises, when is it necessary to begin to clean the first teeth of a child? And how to do it in general?
Toddler from four months to a year
To clean his baby teeth, you need to apply specially created wipes. Usually they can be found in pharmacies and children's shops. Such napkins are made in the form of a fingertip and impregnated with a composition that helps to very effectively clean the baby's mouth.
Also, napkin data prevents the appearance of caries. Use them after each meal.
Toddler from year to two
Approximately at this age, the child is already cutting most of all teeth, so you can start training the baby to the toothbrush. Be sure to choose only a soft brush with a small head. A brush with rigid bristles will only injure the tender gums of the child, and already through this wound it is easy to put the infection.
When choosing a toothpaste, pay attention to those with a very small number of abrasive particles and no fluorine at all. He, of course, is very useful for teeth, but such a small child may have an overdose.
The first few months to clean the teeth should not the child himself, but his mother. It is better to do this in front of the mirror, while showing the baby how to hold the toothbrush.