Kids And Baby Teeth Evolution

For starter it is a good idea to establish some facts about kids and baby teeth.

  1. – A rule of thumb is that in most of the cases lower teethes appear before than the upper.
  2. – Deciduous teethes are of lighter color and of smaller size of the definitive ones.
  3. – The eruption of primary teethes show up before in girls than in boys.
  4. – Generally speaking, the eruption is seen in both side of the jaw, one in each side of it.
  5. – The general timing is that 4 teethes erupt every 180 days.
  6. -The primary tooth should be completed when the children end the age of 3 years old.

The apparition of spaces between the child’s teeth start at the age of four, and works in a way that the jaws get gradually prepare for the eruption of the permanent tooth. Later when the kids reach six years old, the blending between primary and adult teeth starts, process that continues until they reach 12 years of age.

It’s important to understand the importance of deciduous tooth and don’t underestimate the rol that they play in the development of the people mouth. Primary teethes are important for the face form, and also prepare the necessary space for the permanent tooth. A fluent speech improvement is helped for the eruption of these kinds of teeth and healthy primarily tooth is basic for the health of the permanent one.


Kids And Baby Teeth Complications

Early childhood caries

Early childhood caries or nursing bottle syndrome is the result of the constant exposure of the baby’s teeth to food with a high amount of sugar, like for example sweet drinks or any liquid containing sugar. Other source of this problem is that when the babies are breastfed and don’t swallow the milk completely, child became also exposed to teeth decay .

If parents don’t take proper action, teeth decay it is not only painful, but beside that provoke problems when consuming food, if the deciduous teeth get damaged irreversibly the space that is required for the permanent teeth could be not available and as a result the position of the new teeth may be inappropriate  causing curved or superimposed teeth. Also teeth decay can produce infections that in kids of  lower age can be not easy to treat, becoming a longer term issue that is important to avoid.

Tongue Thrusting In Kids and Babies

Kids or babies that push the tip of the tongue frontally against the front teeth can provoke that the teeth get out of alignment due to “Tongue Thrusting”. This phenomenon sometimes can result in lack of the necessary speech development evolution. This abnormality can be treated by specialists that will help the individual to create new chewing methods.



Thumb Sucking

Five years old is the limit of the age in which this healthy baby’s habit is good for their emotional development. After that it is a good chance that dental issues can occur. Similar consequences that often happen with Tongue Thrusting cases are seen frequently, and observation of intensity, duration and frequency is required to decide if it is necessary to take actions similar to the measures that are taken with the occurrence of Tongue Thrusting.

Kids And Baby Lip Sucking

As the aforementioned complications, lip sucking has the same consequences, and if not stopped timely can have results that are not easy to repair in the future. As an adult sometimes we can find ourselves holding the lower lip beneath the upper front teeth, but for a toddler or a child, the frequent practice of it can be of undesired aesthetical outcomes. Overbite, and pressure in the front teeth can be damaging for youngsters and it is a good idea to take a preventing approach in order to incentive good habits that avoid this kinds of behaviors.

Premature loss of Teeth in babies and kids

Before we talked about several problems that babies and kids tooth can face. In many cases premature loss of a child’s baby are originated from that complications or injury. Consequences of these loss are not only aesthetically, but sometimes imply that lack of space for permanent teeth result in a sloping or crooked piece or temporomandibular issues which normally cause discomfort and sometimes locking of the mandibular joints.

Temporomandibular joint

Many of us have been sensed distress in our jaws in occasions, but if that feeling doesn’t go away after some days, is time to put some attention. If smiling, eating or any normal function of the mouth get hard to do, is because there is a good chance that TMJ has arrived. Kids also suffer this kind of annoyance, and it is important that we the appropriate measures that make this disease don’t cause more harm in the dental child health.
Temporomandibular joint issues are originated for unknown reasons, and some symptoms of its presence are for example sounds when opening and closing the mouth, headache, or even a locked open or shout mouth.