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Dental health advice for a teething baby
Updated: 1/9/2009 2:01:10 PM

Dental health advice for a teething baby The challenges of being a new parent are numerous, including the period of infanthood in which a baby is teething.

Most newborns have a partially developed set of baby teeth, which gradually appear at around six months of age, according to the American Dental Association. By the age of three, the majority of children have all 20 of their primary teeth in place.

A common complaint during an infant's teething period is that the baby becomes irritable, won't sleep, loses their appetite and drools excessively. These are all normal symptoms, the ADA states.

The Academy of General Dentistry recommends that parents who want to help sooth their child's discomfort should give their baby a cold, wet cloth to suck on - or purchase a teething accessory that is sold for this purpose.

Babies may also get relief if someone gently rubs their gums with a finger or cold spoon or if a dentist applies a numbing salve.

After a child's first tooth appear, dental health experts generally recommend that you bring them for their first dental checkup so dental hygiene can become a regular part of their lives.

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