The biggest responsibility of a parent is to instill right value systems and inculcate right habits at the right time. While we proudly teach them to show their Eyes, Nose, Ears, Teeth, Tongue etc, a proper cleaning regimen is equally important. Even before your baby sports his first tooth, parents are advised to get into the habit of wiping his/her gums with gauze or a soft moistened washcloth after feeding and before bedtime. Baby teeth start appearing in the mouth as early as 6 months of age. You can graduate to brushing with rice-grain sized toothpaste before his/her first birthday. A Kids Dentist in Gurgaon can offer a detailed advice on the best dental care practices for your precious one.
Teething symptoms are very common within two years of age. They vary in duration and intensity presenting as irritability, biting, gnawing, chin rash, drooling, ear rubbing, disrupted sleeping pattern and decreased appetite. These symptoms are usually most troublesome during the week that the tooth is erupting through the gums, starting about four days before and lasting about three days after the tooth appears. You may relieve your child by giving cold pacifiers or chewing rings (not frozen) for biting. In case of persistent pain, mild painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be given orally in appropriate dosage (avoid rubbing it on the gums).
The small baby teeth are equally important because they act as placeholders for adult teeth. The child has trouble chewing and speaking properly without a healthy set of baby teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends visiting a dentist within six months after the first tooth erupts, or by her/his first birthday, whichever comes first. It is favorable to bring the child to dental office every six months to build a rapport with the dentist to make their visits comfortable while monitoring teeth development and promptly treating any developing problems. With a trusted relationship, they discover the importance of oral hygiene to foster a lifelong commitment to their dental health.
Let’s work hand in hand to preserve the health of your child’s teeth and gums for creating a beautiful smile that lasts for a lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment at 7290073613. We look forward to be an invaluable asset to your child’s dental health management.