All about Infant Dental Care

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A child with a healthy smileBasics of Infant Dental care

Did you know that dental care starts with a healthy pregnancy of the mother? It is recommended for pregnant mothers to have a nutritious, balanced diet and at the same time get the adequate vitamins and minerals because baby teeth begin to grow before birth. Most infants don’t start getting their teeth until they reach six months. And according to dentists, it is recommended that children gets checked by the dentist before its first birthday to make sure that the teeth and gums are healthy.

Here are the common dental conditions to be aware of when babies reach the first year:

Teething

Infant’s baby tooth will emerge between 3 to 9 months, and this will cause the baby to go fussy, experience loss of appetite, sore gums, mild sniffles and as well as drooling.

Pacifier

Sucking is naturally normal to babies’ first year of development. This usually gives comfort to the baby, and even after sucking the pacifier they need nourishment from breastfeeding and bottle.

Baby bottle tooth decay

This happens when the acid is formed by bacteria from sugar found in foods and beverages.This may lead to demineralization or just called a cavity.

Teething Symptoms and Signs

Wondering why your baby still gets fussy even after feeding them? Teething is a tough part of parenting. It is important for parents to pay attention to babies’ teething process. We’ll give you some examples of symptoms and signs to help you find out.

Rubbing their gums and drooling

Babies love putting on things in their mouth. When rubbing of the gums become excessive, it is already a sign that the baby is in teething process. It is important to make sure that we put away things that can be choking hazards to the baby. It’s recommended to offer soft teething toys for them to chew on.

Crankiness

The teething process for some babies can be painful and difficult. If the baby gets cranky and cries despite being fed or being healthy, there might be a tooth pushing up to the gums soon.

Wakefulness

If your little one is a sleeper and suddenly refuses to taking naps. Then it may be a sign that there is a tooth is going to erupt.  Our babies also experience discomforts and difficulty sleeping.

Serious Symptoms

Some parents believe that some serious symptoms like fever and diarrhea are linked to the teething process, unfortunately, it doesn’t have scientific evidence to back it up. If your baby is experiencing fever or diarrhea, it is recommended to visit a doctor and have your baby checked.

For your child’s dental care, call us today at (707) 207-6672 for pediatric dentistry services in St. Helena, California.