Dentition Troubles in Children
When the baby's first set of teeth, called primary teeth break through the gums.
Usually begins at the age of 6 months,but can start anytime between 3-12 months.
Lower front teeth come up first followed by upper front teeth 1 to 2 months after.
Is usually complete(set of 20 primary teeth) by third birthday.
A teething baby may:
- Put his hands and whatever he gets into his mouth.
- Tend to bite and chew
- Have dribbling of saliva
- Become cranky and crying
- Not sleep
- Refuse to eat or drink milk
- Have diarrhoea
- Have low fever due to gum inflammation.
- Strike head against a bed or wall
- Have rashes around the mouth
- Give baby something cold to suck or chew e.g. teether or a clean cloth dipped in water and kept in the freezer.
- Wipe your baby's face often with a soft cloth to clean the saliva to prevent rashes.
- Don't keep small objects within the reach of babies.
- Don't give unclean object to the baby.