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BABY TEETH ARRIVING

BABY TEETH ARRIVING !
Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months of age. Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world of their mouth and have increased saliva and start to put their hands in their mouth. 
The first tooth usually appears around 6 months old. Typically the first teeth to come in are almost always the lower front teeth the lower central incisors) and most children will usually have all their teeth by age 3.
Keep your child comfortable whilst teething with baby Panadol, teething rings and gum massage and/or gum teething gel.
Saliva increases during teething, which causes dribbling and sometimes rash on the chin, so try and keep babies chin dry if possible. 

Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.
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KNOCKING OUT A PERMANENT TOOTH

KNOCKING OUT A PERMANENT TOOTH


A knocked out permanent tooth is an emergency, if you don’t get help as soon as possible it can be impossible to salvage the tooth and the socket can become badly infected. By taking quick action, you can save both the tooth and socket.
Find the tooth
Pick it up by the crown, not the fleshy root
If it looks dirty, give it a quick rinse with a sterile saline solution, milk or saliva. Don’t scrub it or touch it
               
So unappealing as its sounds, try to put the tooth back into the socket. Then hold it in place with gauze or a clean washcloth until you can get to a dentist.
If the tooth won’t go back in place, put it in a glass of milk or sterile saline solution. Don’t put it in water, then get to a dentist as soon as possible.



Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.
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