How and when children start to get teeth cut.
A lot of changes are waiting for you with your baby. The first smile, the first steps, the first words and such a "terrible" first tooth. Often at this time, young parents have a question: “When do teeth start to be cut in children?” The development of milk teeth begins while the child is in the womb. At about five weeks, the first rudiments of milk teeth form in the jaw of the crumbs. At birth, it is endowed with a complete set of 20 teeth, which are called milky and are hidden under the gums. These are 10 teeth in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw.
Types of teeth
Before you find out when children start to cut teeth, you need to ask about the names of the types of teeth:
-Cutters- front teeth in the lower and upper jaw. Each cutter has a thin cutting edge.
-Fangs- Teeth, pointed on both sides of the incisors.
-Premolars- they have a flat surface for crushing food.
-Molars- they are larger than premolar teeth, with a wide, flat surface.Such teeth are intended for grinding food.
Teething is the breakthrough of a tooth through gum tissue. On the question of when children begin to cut their teeth, there is no exact answer. The time of appearance of teeth is different for each baby and can vary. For example, in one baby, the first tooth will begin to erupt at three months, and the other at seven.
Order of appearance of teeth
• When children begin to cut their teeth, traditionally first two front teeth appear in the lower jaw. This usually happens at the age of 5-12 months.
• Two teeth of the upper front teeth appear in 8–14 months.
• Lateral incisors appear in a baby aged 7-17 months. First, as a rule, lower teeth appear, then upper ones.
• The eruption of the upper and lower premolars begins at 13-19 months.
• Fangs begin to appear in both the lower and upper jaw at the age of 15–23 months.
• Upper and lower molars erupt in a child aged 22–34 months. As a rule, a baby has 20 milk teeth approximately at the age of 3 years.
Signs of teething
When children begin to cut their teeth, they will certainly become nervous and irritable. The appearance of teeth for the baby is painful. Also begins abundant drooling.Bib will help to avoid the problems associated with wet clothes of the baby in the chest. Because of the saliva in the crumbs may appear rashes on the neck, chin. Try to wipe these areas more often and change clothes if it gets wet. When a child begins to cut teeth, then the child will certainly chew and gnaw everything that will fall into his hands. A runny nose, fever, diarrhea - all these signs may also appear during this period. It is important to make sure that the baby does not suffer from a bacterial or viral infection.
How parents help baby
•Massage- gently massage the sore spot with clean fingers or a soft, damp cloth.
•Cooled tooth rings(not frozen) or croutons - pressure with a cold ring can reduce inflammation and reduce discomfort from teething.
•Tooth cookies- they can be used by children from the age of six months who are already allowed to eat solid food.
•Pain medication- Paracetamol or paracetamol-based suspensions have a positive effect, but you need to take them with caution, as there are also side reactions in children.
•Wipe your saliva- The skin around the mouth, in particular, in the chin area, may be irritated. Wipe this area gently with a soft cloth during the day.