At around 8 months of age, your children’s teeth will start to erupt. It is important that your children have a good diet and that their sugar intake is controlled. From age 5 their adult teeth begin to erupt in the mouth starting with the molar teeth. From this point, it is even more important to ensure that your children have good oral health as any damage incurred will continue into their adult teeth.
Good oral health can be achieved by controlling your childs sugar intake, using fluoride products and good toothpaste and total care instructions.
Teething refers to the symptoms which may be experienced by your child when a tooth erupts. Teething can be uncomfortable & painful for some children which can leave them grumpy or have high temperatures. Soft teething rings can help as they encourage the gums to break open and let the teeth pass through. Teething gels are available which contain an aspirin product which will help dull their pain and symptoms.
It is important that your children’s teeth are kept in good a health and free from decay. The enamel on your children’s teeth is thinner than it is on adult dentition and the inside can become exposed much more quickly. For this reason, your child should visit the dentist every six months to keep a watch on any developing decay or damage in their teeth.
From around the age of 6, baby teeth start to be replaced by the adult dentition. Your child should be encouraged to wiggle the teeth, as on some occasions the baby teeth may become stuck and cause the adult teeth to be pushed to one side.