Baby teeth eruption, shedding, teething and care

Baby teeth eruption starts at around 6 months of age and may last until the age of 3 years.

Refer to the image below to better understand the timeline.

source: Pediatric teeth eruption chart

What are the signs and symptoms of teething?

  • Hands in the mouth
  • Increased drooling
  • Lower sleep quality
  • Irritability and fussiness
  • Refusing food
  • Low-grade fever
  • diarrhea
  • rash

What are the remedies for teething?

Here’s what could soothe your kid while teething:

  • Massaging gums gently with a clean finger
  • Teething gloves: they may help keeping out hands from the mouth while providing relief
  • Pressing gums with a moist cotton guaze pad could soothe the gums
  • Teethers made out of rubber should e preferred over liquid filled ones or plastic
  • Teethers could be refrigerated for pain relief
  • sucking on frozen popsicles made out of breast milk or formula

When do the baby teeth fall out?

Around 6 years of age, baby teeth begin to loosen as their root disintegrates and ultimately fall out. The gum area may appear reddish or may even show the tip of the permanent successor tooth. In some cases milk teeth may be begin to fall as early as 4 years, while others may not lose until age 7. The shedding of milk teeth continues till the age of 11-12 years of age while simultaneously getting replaced by their successor teeth.

Schedule an appointment at Bari Dental Clinic today

If you have a child with dental concerns, it is important to speak to a professional to ensure the smile is healthy. Call Dr Bari Dental Clinic, Pune and request an appointment with our team and find out more about teething related issues in your little ones.