At some point during the first year of your child’s life their very first baby tooth will develop. Some children grow in their first tooth early, as soon as 2 or 3 months old. Other children develop their first baby tooth with less haste, some even sprouting their first tooth after turning one-years old.
As these little teeth start to come in, you want to pay careful attention, regularly checking for any visible signs of abnormalities. Baby teeth are not immune to dental decay, without proper care primary teeth can (and will) become infected with cavities. Throughout the teething process and beyond, quality pediatric dental care is so important. The dentist you take your child to see can make all of the difference. For superior Brooklyn, New York Pediatric Dental Care for teething infants, Willoughby Dental has remained the trusted neighborhood name throughout the years.
Symptoms Of Teething Infants
Teething can be a very painful and uncomfortable process for your child. Before primary teeth begin to show through their gums, your child will start to feel pressure, causing a number of related symptoms.
Signs your infant is teething include:
-Rash and/or dry skin on face or chin (This can be caused by saliva from excess drool. Try to keep their face dry to help.)
-Irritability, showing signs of discomfort
-Not wanting to eat
-Rubbing at cheeks or around mouth
Dental Development: In What Order Do Primary Teeth Grow In?
The order in which your child develops each tooth may vary, but the average dental development goes as follows:
-The top front teeth grow in
-The bottom front teeth grow in
-The first molars follow
-The canine teeth begin to develop
-Lastly, the second molars arrive somewhere around the time your child turns two.
What happens if your child’s teeth never grow in? Or what if your child is born with a baby tooth already developed? All of these things happen now and then, talking to a pediatric dentist about all of your concerns will provide the best outcome for your child’s smile.
Dental Care For Baby Teeth
Once your child’s baby teeth arrive, they require extra special care. Each tooth is vital to the health of your child’s mouth and jaw, and facilitates in the development of healthy primary teeth.
As soon as your child’s first tooth grows in it requires regular brushing, even babies can develop dental plaque. Once your child grows their first set of teeth side-by-side they will require daily flossing as well.
Your pediatric dentist will create a plan of action for keeping your child’s teeth healthy. Depending on your particular needs, you will be advised to bring your child in for a routine exam every so often. If your child losses a tooth early, or is experiencing other visible issues with their primary teeth, you should visit a pediatric dentist right away.
When Should Your Child Have Their First Dental Visit?
About 6 months after your child’s first tooth pops up, it’s time to visit a dentist for the first time with your little one in tow. Since children’s teeth come in at different times, the American Academy for Pediatrics suggests a good rule of thumb to follow is that all children see the dentist around their first birthday.
Willoughby Dental Provides Brooklyn New York Family Dental Care
At Willoughby Dental we strive to do things differently, our family friendly practice is dedicated to providing your child with a comfortable, and enjoyable experience. We keep our office equipped with materials and entertainment for kids so that going to the dentist doesn’t seem so bad at all, in fact it can be fun.