Baby Teeth?

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good afternoon .. I want to ask, my 9-month-old child has just grown one down … but why is it in front of the gums? how’s that ??

1 Answer:

Hello Irma,


Thank you for the question.


The first 20 teeth that grow in humans are called milk teeth, where these milk teeth will be replaced over time with 32 permanent teeth as adults, and this process can take up to more than 20 years. From this process, there are stages of tooth growth in humans according to their age.


At birth, in general, the front teeth in infants will appear at around 4-8 months of age, and after that will grow a new tooth in infants every four months. After the age of 12-15 months, the crowns of these teeth will grow, and in most children, 20 milk teeth in the gums will grow completely at the age of 2.5 to 3 years. This tooth growth can occur straight or have a certain degree, looks crooked, irregular, and can arise from the front gums. However, over time, the teeth can grow straight, especially when all milk teeth have grown, the composition of the teeth will follow the structure of the jaw.


During the period of tooth growth, complaints can occur such as the baby being in pain, uncomfortable. Parents can relieve complaints by massaging the gums and giving special toys for tooth growth. The toy can also be cooled to relieve pain and reduce swelling, but don't leave it for more than one minute in a row. Visits to the dentist can also be done, at least when the baby is 12-18 months old.


Hopefully this information can help.


Regards.

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