When do your child’s teeth appear? What are the signs of dental pain and what is the difference between them and teething pain in infants, and what are the ways to protect our young teeth?
The appearance of the first small white teeth – they are another great milestone in your child’s development journey. Of course, the growth of new teeth can also cause a lot of discomfort as they make their way from inside the gums and cause ulceration and redness of the gums. And once all their teeth have grown completely out, there is another risk of pain that results from tooth decay and other things in life. Learn more about teething in children, toothache in children, and ways to keep your little one’s smile.
When will my baby’s teeth appear?
From about six to ten months, your little one’s tooth buds will begin to make their way through the gums. Don’t worry if your child is older than this and their teeth haven’t yet emerged, or if your baby’s first teeth appear earlier than that – the teeth appear whenever you want.
Incisors in the middle of the lower jaw come first, followed by the upper pair of incisors. Posterior molars usually appear at the end of the teething phase.
Babies usually have all their teeth completed by the time they are two and a half years old, although there are exceptions to this rule. And these baby teeth will begin to fall out when your child is about six years old – then you will have the teething process again.
What are the signs of a teething mother?
Before the first tooth appears, your baby may show these early signs of teething:
- Refusing to eat
- Waking up at night crying and upset.
- The desire to chew whatever their hands reach
- Excessive fluid from his mouth (drooling)
- The gums become red and sensitive
- Flush the cheeks
Sometimes you may be able to see your baby’s teeth making their way out, or feel them on the surface of the gums as protrusions.
What should I do if my child is in pain?
Warm hugs and cuddles always help a baby during the teething phase. You will also notice their craving to chew, so always give them something soft and safe to chew on the teething ring – even better if you give them a ring of teething rings cooled in the refrigerator.
Another thing you’ll find effective is gently massaging your baby’s gums with your finger. You can also try giving your baby a teething gel that is free of sugars and colors or giving him a pain reliever like Neorphine for babies.