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Order of baby's milk teeth

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The baby's first tooth is an event that is never forgotten. Normally, it usually appears between four and six months old, but each baby has its own rhythm and you have to consider some variations. Some babies have to wait until 12 months to show their first tooth, while others may be born with one. It is what is known as "congenital teeth", a rare case that does not pose any risk to the baby's health, but which can cause a problem for his mother to establish breastfeeding.

The order in which the buds of the first teeth appear it is different from some children to others and, at the time of appearance, genetics play a very important role. In general, if the parents' first teething was early, the same thing usually happens to their children. Instead, experience has revealed that waiting has its reward: teeth that come in later are better formed and their dentin is more resistant to tooth decay.

As for the order, the usual is the lower central incisors come out first, then the upper ones, then the lateral incisors, then the canines ... and so on until the eruption of the molars, which are usually the last ones and appear around 30 months. In general, babies complete their first milk teeth, which houses 20 pieces, around two and a half years old, although it is considered normal that some get it earlier and that others have to wait a little longer.

Teeth eruption in premature babies occurs somewhat later and, in the onset of primary dentition, there are usually no differences between boys and girls. However, in the eruption of permanent teeth, girls are 6 to 12 months ahead of boys, due to hormonal influence.

A small, pale lump can be seen on the gum when the tooth begins to break through, although the most common is that the gum is red and swollen. It usually coincides with the days when the baby is irritable and we do not find a health cause that justifies it. And is that while some children go through the outbreaks of their teething almost without realizing it, it causes discomfort to others.

It is normal that they put their fingers and fists to their mouth very frequently and with an irrepressible desire to bite to press the gums, that their drooling is more abundant than usual, produced by the stimulation of saliva produced by teething, which have unusual irritability due to gum pain, cry more than necessary, have trouble catching sleep, refuse food due to increased pain caused by sucking, have diarrhea from excess swallowed saliva and a low fever cause of inflammation.

In primary dentition, teeth usually appear every four months. Thus, if the first tooth appeared at five months, the following types of teeth will come out at four-month intervals.

Lower incisor teeth. Between 5 and 12 months.

Upper incisor teeth. Between 7 and 10 months.

Upper and lower lateral teeth. Between 9 and 12 months.

Upper and lower first molars. Between 12 and 18 months.

Upper and lower canines. Between 18 and 24 months.

Lower and upper second molars. Between 24 and 30 months.

To soothe the pain caused by your baby when the first teeth come out, you can offer him a teether, which is a toy with a liquid inside that can be cooled in the fridge. The cold is a great soothing for sore gums. You can also rub his gum with a finger, which you have previously put in cold water, offer him cold food and liquids and give him a lot of affection, since the accompaniment is very comforting at this time. And if all these remedies are not enough, consult your pediatrician about the advisability of prescribing an analgesic or anti-inflammatory for your baby.

In addition, we cannot forget to instill in children good oral hygiene habits from a very young age. Since the first teeth appear, you have to start washing them.

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