Parents should clean the baby's mouth before the tooth is out
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Under normal circumstances, children begin to grow teeth at 6 months after birth. The first incisor is the lower incisor, followed by the two upper incisors. Many children have already grown 20 deciduous teeth before they are 3 years old. At the age of 13, basically all deciduous teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. However, due to individual differences in the growth and development of children, some children have started to grow teeth at 3 months, and some children do not begin to grow teeth until they are 1 year old. This is a normal phenomenon.
Although we don't know exactly when the child's teeth will grow out, he can feel it himself, and will show a series of signs of tooth growth. For example, drooling, red and swollen gums, love to bite hard things, emotional upset, bad temper or irritability, these all indicate that teething makes him feel uncomfortable. Parents can use clean fingers or moistened towels to gently rub the child’s Gum, cold feeling and pressure can relieve discomfort. If the child keeps drooling, wipe it off in time to avoid causing saliva rash. Parents should also limit the baby's intake of sugary drinks and food to prevent tooth decay.
One thing that parents can easily overlook is cleaning the mouth. This work should be done before the child has teeth. Once the child has his first tooth, remember to brush his teeth at least once a day. At the beginning, you can use gauze or a cotton swab dipped in clean water to gently wipe the teeth, gums and tongue. After he adapts to cleaning his teeth every day, he can gradually transition to using a children's toothbrush to brush his teeth.