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Contrary to the belief, a child develops teeth in his mother’s womb. Children’s primary teeth or deciduous teeth begin forming at about the sixth week of pregnancy and start mineralizing — building the bonelike inner tooth layer (called dentin) and the super-hard enamel layer that covers it — around the third or fourth month of pregnancy. Teeth consist of the 3 main parts- the hardest substance in the body, that is the enamel. Enamel consists…

Dental anxiety is rated as one of the top 10 anxiety-inducing events in a person’s life. The fear of dental drills, the sight of the needles, of the sound of the suction all contribute to the anxiety.  These anxieties often lead kids and children to delay getting treatment and create more problems for them. A dental visit is supposed to be scheduled for a child as soon as the first tooth erupts. But many delays…

That pearly smile toddlers bless us with are divine. There is a joy to be in the receiving end of the smile especially if the parents and baby have been traumatized previously because of the teething pains. At six months the lower front teeth are the first to peek and it just adds on till they reach three years of age. While we know baby teeth is temporary it is important to care for it…

While we envy little babies for their luxurious lifestyle, napping, having everyone wait for the hand and foot, they have woe of their own. They are unable to express their feeling verbally but let out a cry whenever they are hungry or when they need their diapers changed, most of them need a mother’s care and attention to have their needs understood and met. One such pain of the infants is Teething pain. What is…