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Care of the baby’s first teeth, watch them well!

One of the most complicated stages for babies is the appearance of their first teeth. Between six and eight months, the first teeth begin to appear, according to Ma. Fernanda Larco, a pediatric dentist. In general, the first to sprout are the lower central sections, however in some cases the upper ones usually come out. If this happens do not be alarmed, that depends on the individual development of each baby.

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Sometimes the baby’s tooth remains under the gum and does not come out, producing a small purple cyst-shaped bulge in that area.

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If you notice this in your little one, visit a pediatric dentist, who will make a small cut in the gum which will facilitate the removal of the piece. This procedure requires the use of a local anesthetic that prevents the pain that the incision can cause.

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In exceptional cases and after the first year, it is possible that one or more teeth do not erupt, this disorder is called agenesis and is hereditary.

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As in the previous case, it requires going to the specialist, who will perform a localized X-ray to find out in which part of the gum the tooth was lodged or if it was not formed, in which case you will have to wait for the permanent teeth to come out, this occurs up to twelve years of life.

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Know that the oral hygiene of the child must begin once he is born, this will help prevent cavities from appearing at an early age; In addition, it will form hygiene habits in the little one.

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Baby’s first teeth care

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the toilet. Before the first teeth erupt, wipe the upper and lower gums and the tongue with a moist gauze pad after the child has fed from the breast or bottle. Make rotating movements to remove the white paste that usually accumulates in these areas of the mouth.


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After six months. During this stage it is a good idea to clean the child’s teeth with gauze or, better yet, use thimble-shaped brushes, so the child will get used to feeling these types of objects in his or her mouth.

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No to toothpaste with fluoride.Until the age of six, prevent children from using toothpastes that contain fluoride because children often swallow them unconsciously when brushing their teeth. In addition, this substance prevents adequate calcification of the definitive pieces found in the bone; making them more brittle.

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When sleeping. If your baby already has teeth, don’t let him sleep with a bottle or breast in his mouth. The prolonged mixing of saliva with milk produces an acidic effect that demineralizes the teeth and makes them prone to cavities.

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The drugs. Sugary syrups also cause cavities, so it is advisable after administering them to pass a gauze soaked in water if it is a baby or brush its teeth if it is older to prevent the appearance of cavities.

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The visit. After a year and a half and once the child already has all his teeth, it is advisable for parents to take the child to a pediatric dentist’s office. In this first observation, the professional will evaluate how the formation of the jaws is, in this way he will be able to predict if he will have any bone problem in the future and if the teeth are well calcified.

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Between six and eight years. It is important for the mother to check if a permanent tooth is already appearing behind the last molar. Generally, this area is not cleaned properly, so it is not uncommon for cavities to appear and even for this tooth to be lost.

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tooth decay. If cavities appear in the so-called ‘milk teeth’, they must be treated, remember that they are bacteria that are damaging that piece and then pass to the other. Although they are going to fall, they require care.

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you know. The teeth during the first years of life help in the formation of language and, in addition, serve as a guide so that the definitive pieces come out well.


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