Usually the first teeth at
they appear between 5 and 7 months, but it is not a rule. The first to appear are usually the 2 lower front teeth, called incisors. They are followed, after 4 or 8 weeks, by the four upper front teeth (central and lateral incisors). Later, after about a month, the lower lateral incisors also erupt.
There are rare cases when children are born with one or two teeth already appearing, or their teeth appear in the first weeks of life. As the teeth grow, children begin to salivate more, but also to chew various things around them.
For some children, teething is painful. The little ones become restless, cry and cannot sleep at night. Swollen gums could raise the child’s temperature a bit.
Some remedies can help your little one bear the pain of the first teeth more easily.
Place a wet gauze in the refrigerator. For a more soothing effect, soak the gauze in chamomile tea, this will calm the baby and help him sleep better.
Little ones like to feel the pressure on their gums because it distracts them from the sensation of toothache. Thus, it is advisable to prepare some special toys for pain relief. There are teething toys that are softer, others harder and there are some that have both soft and hard surfaces.
In almost all pharmacies you can find gels or creams to relieve toothaches in children. Attention, teething gels or creams containing benzoicaine are not recommended for children under 3 years of age without a doctor’s recommendation.
Also, every mother must be careful about the amount of gel she applies on the tooth. It must not be in too large a quantity – the gel can move from the gums to the baby’s neck and it can become numb.
Children’s dental care must begin even before the appearance of the first incisor. Thus, it is good to wipe the baby’s gums daily with a wet and clean gauze.