Caring for your child's teeth





 Teething: How to Relieve Sore Gums 


If your child is crying, fussy, or wakeful because of teething, try these simple remedies for easing his discomfort:

Let him chew on a chilled plastic teething ring, a cold metal spoon, or a cold washcloth

Gently massage your child's gums with a finger, soft toothbrush, damp washcloth, or gauze.

Dose him with acetaminophen or ibuprofen before bedtime.  Check the proper dosage with your pediatrician.

Give him a sturdy food to chew on, such as a zwieback.  Don't let your baby gnaw on a frozen bagel or banana because small pieces of frozen foods can break off and become a choking hazard.





When will my child's baby teeth start erupting?



Eruption and shedding of upper primary teeth
Upper Teeth Eruption date Shedding date
Central Incisor
Lateral Incisor
Canine
First Molar
Second Molar
8-12 months
9-13 months
16-22 months
13-19 months
25-33 months
6-7 years
7-8 years
10-12 years
9-11 years
10-12 years


Eruption and shedding of lower primary teeth
Lower Teeth Eruption date Shedding date
Central Incisor
Lateral Incisor
Canine
First Molar
Second Molar
6-10 months
10-16 months
17-23 months
14-18 months
23-31 months
6-7 years
7-8 years
9-12 years
9-11 years
10-12 years




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