children will have all of their milk/ primary teeth by the time they are two to
three years old. Between the ages of 6 and 12 i.e. about 6 years interval, a mixture of
both primary teeth and permanent teeth will be in the mouth of a child such as
primary molars replaced by permanent premolars which settles behind the primary
teeth. This period is known as “mixed dentition’’. Eventually, the primary
teeth are replaced by 32 permanent teeth.
Teeth eruption in
babies is known as teething and to comfort a teething baby should not be
difficult. This can be achieved by making use of non-medical options such as
giving the baby healthy things to chew: small bits of fruit, teething rings
etc. This will ease him/ her of discomfort and same time distracts the child from
any pain. Also, paracetamol or ibuprofen could be given to relieve teething
pains or discomfort in babies and children of 3 months and above. Drugs
should be taken as prescribed by the medical experts.