Development of teeth

Teeth formation in new born. The journey starts in the womb. While you were pregnant, your baby would develop tooth buds, the foundation for baby teeth (also called milk teeth). Rarely, a baby is born with a tooth or two or grows a tooth in the first few weeks of life. The vast majority of babies sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age.

3 - 4 Months

In this period “eruption” of your baby’s teeth occurs. It means your baby’s teeth are going to break through the gum surface. You may find your baby a little restless, falling less asleep and mild redness at eruption site.

What you can do?

You can give your baby a teething ring or a similar object. But before you do that, be sure it is clean.

6 – 12 Months

In this period your baby’s first tooth will erupt. It is usually the lower teeth and the central incisors. The other teeth follow the order.

What you can do?

You can start to brush your child’s teeth using a soft, small bristle tooth brush in the morning and bed time.

12 – 18 Months

The remainder of the front teeth will appear. When you see your baby’s mouth, you can find a gap between the first teeth and the behind teeth. It happens because canine appears later than the first molar.

What you can do?

To prevent Bottle tooth decay, wean you child from the bottle.

2 – 5 years

Your child will have all primary teeth.

What you can do?

Help your child in brushing. Let him/her do the initial part and later help him finish the brushing by cleaning the inner surface of teeth.

5 Years

Your child will start losing temporary teeth and permanent teeth begin to erupt.

What you can do?

Make sure your child is cleaning his/her teeth thoroughly. Do this by supervising his/her brushing and teach them proper techniques.

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