The eruption or dental exfoliation of the temporary teeth (dentition that is in the mouth of children from 8 months to 12 years approximately) usually generates some discomfort, especially in the initial eruption, between 8 months and 20 months approximately.

The dental eruption begins with the exit of the lower central incisors (7-8 months of age), followed by the central and upper lateral incisors and ends the frontal face with the eruption of the lower laterals. More or less is the pattern to follow in a normal eruption, however each child carries a particular rhythm.

In some cases, usually few, the eruption process is accompanied by certain symptoms that generate discomfort in our children, it is good to identify them and keep them under control. It is important to know that they do not represent a health problem and that they are part of a physiological process, in many cases they are processes that coincide or favor the eruption, that’s all.

There are some symptoms that will help you know that your baby is about to get the first tooth:

There are some alternatives to alleviate these symptoms:

Analgésicos dentales en modo de geles que se aplican directamente en las encías

Antiinflamatorios orales para mejorar los síntomas y el malestar clínico

Mordedores de silicona

Higiene dental niños


Alarming statistics: 77% of 3 year old children already have at least one caries lesion in their mouth.

Let’s talk a little about fluoride and its benefits, the application of fluoride should start when the dentist recommends it. Fluoride is a natural element that is found in the earth’s crust and has an extensive distribution in nature. Some foods and water tanks contain fluoride. Fluoride is often added to drinking water as a caries-reducing element. In the 1930s, researchers found that people who drink naturally fluoridated water had a lower number of caries (two thirds) than those who lived in areas of non-fluoridated water. Studies have shown repeatedly that if fluoride is added to community water tanks, the number of caries in the population decreases. The ADA (American Dental Association), the World Health Organization and the US Medical Association, among other organizations, have recommended the use of fluoride in water tanks due to its effect against caries.

How does fluoride work?

Fluoride prevents caries in two ways:

How can it be applied?

Dental fluoride is found in toothpastes, varying its concentration according to the age and specialization of each paste. It is also present in mouthwashes and gels that are applied in dental offices 1 or twice a year as appropriate in each clinical case (there are variables that affect such as hygiene, caries risk, among others). There are scientific studies that claim that the topical application of fluoride is what greatly reduces the risk of caries formation and that the ingested fluoride is only relevant before the formation and eruption of the tooth. It is important to bear in mind that in the pre-eruptive phase, when the jaws are being formed, if there is an excess of fluorine, a dental afluorosis occurs which triggers in a porous and weak enamel.

There are two topical fluoride application techniques:

Aplicación tópica del flúor con cubeta

La erupción de dientes de leche y el flúor

The recommendation is to visit your dentist of confidence who will be the one who recommends the best treatment. If you have any questions, visit us and we will inform you of everything.

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