The teething process in babies can be quite painful for both you and your baby. From the question of how many days the teething fever lasts in babies, to the teething order of babies, all the questions about the teething baby are answered by Pedodontist Dr. We asked Begüm Gök Shepherd!
1. What are the signs of teething in babies?
The most common and disturbing symptom during tooth eruption is undoubtedly itching. In addition, when teething babies, redness, swelling and drooling can be seen in the gums.
The baby, who is disturbed by all these changes, wants to put everything in his mouth and scratch it. He can get into an uneasy mood.
Insomnia and malnutrition are the biggest fears of families during this period. Conditions such as diarrhea and constipation caused by malnutrition may be encountered. Also, if this picture is accompanied by mild fever and malaise, it is likely that families will panic.
2. What is the teething order of babies?
In general, the order of teeth in babies is as follows:
- In babies, the lower front two teeth appear first as the first tooth.
- These are followed by upper teething in babies and the two upper front incisors emerge. Sometimes the first tooth may not be in the middle.
- Later, the upper lateral teeth and canines appear in the mouth, and then the lower lateral teeth and canines.
- The first molars begin to erupt at approximately 12-15 months. The second molars erupt between 25-30 months.
3. When do babies teethe?
Teething is a very difficult and long process. Since our babies are fed with breast milk in the first months of their birth, they do not need teeth. Until I switched to solid foods.
The teeth that begin to form in the mother’s womb gradually begin to erupt into the mouth with this process. Even if the eruption times and order of teeth are given in the literature, “When do babies teeth?” The answer to this question may differ for each baby.
” How old are babies teething ?” We cannot give a definite answer to the question. But usually the first milk teeth of babies show themselves between 5-10 months.
4. How many degrees is the fever during the teething period in babies?
Tooth fever in babies does not exceed 38 degrees. In addition, diarrhea does not occur like water, let us also mention that.
If his fever exceeds 38 degrees, it is not because of fever; It’s another inconvenience. In such a case, you should take your baby to the doctor.
5. How many days does teething fever last in babies?
In teething babies, fever starts 4 days before the eruption of the tooth and reaches its highest level on the day the tooth erupts. Teething symptoms such as fever and restlessness continue for 3 days.
6. How many milk teeth are there?
The milk teeth, also called baby teeth, which usually start to emerge from the 6th month of baby development , are 20 in number, 10 in the upper jaw and 10 in the lower jaw.
7. What to do for a teething baby?
Our babies are our most precious assets, we want to go through all the processes in their growth and development in a way that will be least affected. In relieving the symptoms that start with gum itching in the teething adventure, the use of vegetables and fruits, which are natural products, will help our baby relax.
Nutrition will also support our baby in developing the sense of taste and fighting germs.
The accompanying massage will be a great support for the teething baby to follow the oral tissues and to relax the circulation.
In cases where gum itching is accompanied by restlessness, insomnia and fever, you can consult your doctor and use drugs containing paracetamol.
8. When do babies complete their teeth?
As it may differ in each child, teething in children is completed with the eruption of milk teeth, on average, around the age of 2.5-3 years.
9. Why do babies’ teeth erupt late?
Teething periods can be different for every baby. This depends on many individual factors, such as genetics, gingival thickness, and the baby’s bone age.
In some cases, vitamin D deficiency or hormonal problems can also delay teething. Considering such a situation, it would be better to consult your doctor and intervene.
10. Is it ok to use teether for babies?
Commercially available plastic scratchers can be used. Especially the spoons with liquid in them can also be used by cooling them slightly in the refrigerator.
But all fabricated products create a question mark in mind. Instead of fabricated products, cold fruits and vegetables (in a cold that the baby can tolerate) and purees will be great helpers in the teething period of the baby by both soothing the area and supporting its nutrition.
11. What would you recommend about the use of baby tooth gel?
Generally, the baby dental care method preferred by the parents is gels. It is often recommended both to relieve the child’s itching and to provide waiting and sleeping patterns.
However, it should not be forgotten that there are chemical compounds in every product and our baby can swallow them. In cases where we have to use gels, it will be more protective to prefer gels that contain hyaluronic acid and do not contain alcohol.
First of all, natural scratchers such as cucumber, green onion, carrot can be used to relieve itching. It will be effective in both the relief of itching and the reduction of pain. One of the most natural and simple things that can be done for tooth itch in babies is the massage that parents will do to the area.
After the parents wash their hands thoroughly, a light massage to the itchy area will help the baby relax as it may affect the blood circulation. It can be used on a damp clean cloth while massaging. Care should be taken not to apply excessive pressure.