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Are you a parent who is concerned about the delayed eruption of your infant’s first tooth?
The American Dental Association (ADA) said babies are born with an almost complete set of 20 primary teeth under their gums. These are called the “crowns” of the teeth that are expected to gradually break out on the gum’s surface beginning around 6 months to 3 years of age.
The eruption of the first tooth is among the most anticipated events in an infant’s life. Parents often look forward to seeing it bud through their little one’s gum and some may even document it with photos. Apart from it being a significant developmental milestone, why is it so important to have healthy and complete primary teeth? Here’s why: [Read more…]