FAQs On Growing And Maintaining Teeth Of Your Baby
Q – When does teeth begin to appear in babies ?
A – In some babies , teeth may appear as early as 3 months and in others , they don’t arrive until around 12 months . Babies get teeth at different times .
Q- What happens when teething begins ?
A – Babies rub their gums together when teeth are starting to come . Drooling , sore gums , crying , babies may seem cranky , they suck anything and everything and may not feed as usual .
Q – What all can we try during teething ?
A – We can wash our hands and then gently rub our baby’s gums with a clean finger , give tethers to bite on , give clean cold damp washcloth to suck and can cook less chewing foods for our baby .
Q – What is the best dental care for baby teeth and gums ?
A – Wipe baby’s gums ( well before the first tooth appears ) gently using a clean damp washcloth .
When teeth arrive , clean them with a toothbrush or wipe the front and back of each teeth with a clean damp washcloth .
Q – How to prevent early tooth decay ?
A – Avoid giving sugary drinks or foods high in sugar to your baby . Also , don’t put baby to sleep with a bottle , which may put him at risk of tooth decay .
Q – How to take care of baby teeth ?
A – For newborns , wipe gums with a wet washcloth to keep mouth clean . For children up to 3 years , use an amount of toothpaste of the size of a rice grain to clean the teeth of babies . For children 3 years and older , use pea sized toothpaste to clean baby teeth .
Q – How to clean one year old’s teeth ?
A – Brush child’s teeth with a soft toothbrush and water . Do not use toothpaste .
Q – Can we use toothpaste to clean baby’s teeth ?
A – When child is 1-2 years old , switch to a soft baby toothbrush with water . Add a small amount of toothpaste that does not have fluoride in it . This type of toothpaste is safe for your baby to swallow . Brush baby’s teeth twice a day .
Q – What is to be considered and kept in mind when baby’s oral hygiene is concerned ?
A – Do not let baby fall asleep with a bottle . Stop giving your baby a bottle when they are 1 year old . Stop using a pacifier around age 2 .
Q – When should our kids see a dentist ?
A – Children should see a dentist by their first birthday , to know about proper brushing techniques .
About Komal Gupta
From a working woman to a full-time mother, I am loving and living every phase of this new life. Leaving job was my decision as I wanted to be with my child during the early stages of his life. I wanted to witness his every action, from first cry to first word. I am happily employed as a full-time mother, whose remunerations are my child's hugs, kisses and laugh.
This is personal experience and point of view of Mrs Komal Gupta as a mother. Happy Motherhood does not take responsibility for the contents and those not necessarily represent point of view of Happy Motherhood.