Taking care of your baby’s early oral health is important for parents. There are many ways to protect and prevent dental disease for your baby during the teething stages from a young age. Join Flora Dentistry to learn more about the teething stage, teething sequence and dental health care of your baby.

1. Stages of concern for your baby’s oral health

  • From the age of 8 months: Your baby begins to grow baby teeth.
  • Period from 1 year to 2 years (12 months – 24 months): Parents need to actively brush their children’s teeth. When the child has not teethed or just grown the first few teeth, parents need to clean the gums for the child with soft gauze soaked with clean warm water or diluted salt water.
  • Period from 3-6 years: Children begin to grow molars and in turn replace teeth, switching from breakfast teeth permanently. At this point, parents can guide and observe the child brushing their own teeth every day.
  • Period from 6-9 years: Permanent teeth are still in development, parents should still check whether the child’s brushing is correct and do the full steps.
  • From the age of 12 onwards: The baby teeth have been replaced and the child will have 28 adult teeth.

2. The order of teething of the baby parents should pay attention to

  • 2 lower in front teeth usually appear first when your baby is 6-10 months old
  • The next two in front teeth usually grow in the 8th-12th month. When these two rabbit teeth grow, your baby looks cute.
  • The next order is the two lower in front teeth. These teeth grow when your baby is 10-16 months old. At this point, your baby can show off a lot of teeth when laughing.
  • The first two molars appear when the baby is 13-19 months old. These two teeth grow in an indestructive position, one place away from the first four in front teeth.
  • As with the two upper molars, the lower two teeth grow one place apart from the first four lower innings. They appear when the baby is about 14-18 months old.
  • Two upper jaw canines that grow at about 16-22 months of age will fill the vacant position.
  • The two lower molars appear when the baby is about 17-23 months old. Now, your baby has a full-toothed smile. It’s really beautiful because milk teeth are always whiter than permanent teeth.
  • The next two lower teeth are grown when the baby is about 23-31 months old. At this stage, many babies often don’t feel uncomfortable when teething because they are busy exploring many things around them.
  • The last two molars will grow when your baby is about 25-33 months old. So by the age of 3, your baby will have a very bright smile with 20 milk teeth.

3. How to relieve pain when children grow teeth

During the teething phase of the child may have itchy gums, gum pain and a mild fever below 38 degrees Celsius at the time of molar teething.

  • If your baby just itches his gums, you can let him chew his pacifier when he’s upset and bite objects.
  • When a child has pain or fever, parents can give him paracetamol in doses for young children.
  • When your baby is teething, you can feed him chilled food because at this time his mentality is to chew hard food. Anything like banana fruit, apple, pear… Or bread, chilled yogurt all work well.