When Do Milk Teeth Grow?
Milk teeth, which form the foundations of the oral structure, usually begin to erupt when the baby is 6-12 months old. The first tooth is usually one of the lower incisors. Then the upper incisors, molars and canines erupt in turn. The child's general health and genetic factors can affect the eruption process. Milk teeth are the teeth that form the basis of babies' oral structure. They help children develop in terms of chewing, speech and appearance until they are replaced by permanent teeth. The timing of the eruption of milk teeth can vary from child to child, but there is a general time frame.
The process of milk teeth eruption can cause some symptoms in children. These include swollen gums, itchy gums and increased saliva production. Babies can be relieved during this period by using teethers. Some babies may also have symptoms such as mild fever or diarrhea. Maintaining good oral hygiene during this period can help babies to relax.
What are the symptoms seen in babies during milk tooth eruption?
One of the most important stages of infant oral health development is the eruption of baby teeth. During this process, babies may experience different symptoms. These symptoms, which may differ in each baby, usually occur due to the eruption of milk teeth. Common symptoms of milk tooth eruption in infants:
Desire to Scratch the Gums: When baby teeth begin to erupt, babies may feel itchy and uncomfortable around the mouth. Babies tend to scratch their gums with their hands or various objects.
Increased Saliva Production: Saliva production may increase in babies during teething. This can make babies' mouths more watery. Increased saliva can cause moisture and redness around the mouth of babies.
Swollen Gums: When teeth try to come to the surface through the gums, it can cause a slight swelling of the gums. This swelling can create a fuller appearance around babies' mouths.
Restlessness and Adjustment Problems: Teething can cause mild restlessness and sleep problems in babies. Babies may be more cranky and cry more than usual during this period.
Red and Itchy Cheeks: During teething, babies may tend to rub their cheeks or ears to relieve discomfort around the mouth.
Appetite Changes: During teething, babies may experience changes in appetite. Some babies may want to eat less or may be more interested in liquid foods.
Mild Fever: During teething, babies may have a mild fever. This is usually temporary. However, it is important to contact a health professional if there is a high fever or other symptoms.
What is the order of milk tooth extraction?
The order of milk tooth eruption usually follows a specific pattern. The lower incisors appear first, followed by the upper incisors. After the lateral incisors erupt, the canines and molars erupt.
When Do Milk Teeth Fall Out?
Milk teeth begin to fall out to replace permanent teeth. Usually around the age of 6, the lower incisors are the first to fall out. The permanent tooth replaces the lost milk tooth. This process of loss shows that the child's oral structure is growing and changing.
What should be considered when shedding a milk tooth?
The process of losing milk teeth is an important stage in a child's oral health. The milk tooth may appear to fall out on its own, but care must be taken to ensure that the child does not swallow it or let it get into the trachea. At the same time, it can be seen that a new tooth is growing under the fallen tooth. If the tooth does not come back for a long time or if anything abnormal is noticed, it is important to consult a dentist.