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Questions tagged [teeth]

Questions about development and health of teeth. See also the tags [teething] and [brushing-teeth].

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How to protect/clean a 14-month-old child's teeth?

My 14-month-old doesn't eat enough at dinner time, so she is always hungry at 3 AM. When she is hungry she will cry for hour long, eventually tire herself only to cry again in 30 minutes. To prevent ...
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Bottles at night are bad for teeth but what about breastfeeding?

I’d say that most people know that putting kids to bed with a bottle of milk will cause tooth decay but what about older babies and toddlers who fall asleep at the breast? My daughter is the most ...
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Is it okay for a 14-month-old to eat solid food without having teeth?

My 14-month-old daughter is not interested in the usual soft food, but happily eats what we are having. Fruit, vegetables, bread, cheese, noodles, rice, etc. Problem is she has no teeth for chewing (...
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Why not let your child fall asleep while being held, rocked, fed a bottle, or while nursing? [closed]

From: https://aasm.org/children-who-grind-their-teeth-are-more-likely-to-have-problems-in-school-be-withdrawn-from-others/ Do not let your child fall asleep while being held, rocked, fed a bottle, ...
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5 year old child front bottom teeth coming out behind front teeth [duplicate]

My 5 year old has 2 teeth coming out just behind the front teeth and the 2 front are getting loose. Is this something to be concerned about
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Avoid toddlers' bad breath

My kid is 3 years old. He has his teeth brushed twice a day (morning, after breakfast, and night, before bed). At night we also help him floss. When possible (since this task ranges from not-that-...
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How do I get junk off a reluctant toddler's teeth? [duplicate]

I have a two-year-old son who is extremely mild-mannered but hates having his teeth brushed. He cries, squirms, clamps his mouth shut, sticks out his tongue to block the toothbrush, etc. He's been ...
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My 1-year-old cries several times a night. Could it be pain and what to do about it?

I've got a 1-year-old chold. He's got almost 12 teeth (4 molars), he's been pretty constipated from Nurofen. I've stopped giving Nurofen and am giving Movicol and Coloxyl as well. Seems to be working....
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How do I get my one year old to stop grinding her teeth?

My daughter is thirteen months old and has four teeth on top and two on the bottom. She is constantly grinding them against each other, which is not only bad for her, but also makes a sound that makes ...
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Loose tooth. Suck it up and pull? [duplicate]

I am a kid. I have a loose tooth where the part is off but the other part isn't. I can see my new tooth underneath. Should i just suck it up and push with my tongue? It's a bottom left molar
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Does a damaged dental brace need repairing?

My son uses a palate expander and the side prong has broken off. Since it's so late I can't call the dentist but my son is very upset because he doesn't want to have to get a new one or prolong the ...
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What could be the reason of food accumulation (pooling) between front lower teeth and lips in mouth of the toddler? [closed]

I have a 24+ month old toddler. Over a long stretch of time, he has been a slow eater because food pools in the front of his mouth. Especially between his lower teeth and his lips this is true. Food ...
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When to pull loose teeth

My 5 year old is starting to have some teeth become loose. Specifically her lower two front teeth. I just noticed today that one of them is really loose. However, I don't know how loose it should be ...
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When do baby teeth start falling out?

I am wondering when baby teeth begin falling out. I realize this varies from person to person but there has to be a general rule of thumb as to when it normally begins.
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What to do about gnawing when Adult teeth start to come in?

My boy is just closing in on 6 years of age. (thanks to p.se.com, he spits after he brushes his teeth) About a month ago his lost his two front teeth within a week of each other. The new teeth have ...
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Do milk teeth indicate what permanent teeth will be like?

Are milk teeth characteristics such as shape, alignment, spaces between teeth, etc. indicative of what permanent teeth will be like?
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How might one comfort a newborn with sore gums whose teeth are about to erupt?

I would like to know how to comfort and relax a newborn whose primary teeth (or milk teeth) are about to emerge. What about soothing the gums with a teether? I have read that they are harmful and ...
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How do I stop my child from grinding his teeth while sleeping?

How do I stop my 4 year old son from grinding his teeth while he is sleeping?
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Dentist for a baby? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans? I'm sure this in a question only relevant to the US since we have to think about stuff like this, but what ...
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When should you start brushing your child's teeth?

My seven-month-old son just cut his first two teeth. When do we start to brush them? Is two teeth enough to brush? Or should I wait until he has more? If so, how many more?
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Is teeth grinding bad for my child?

My one year old daughter will occasionally grind her teeth together for a few seconds. She has four teeth on top and four teeth on bottom, and she will grind them back and forth when she is walking ...