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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Why don’t newly-born babies have teeth?

When a baby leaves the mother’s womb to live in the outside world, his small stomach does not immediately adapt to a mixed diet. This is why the baby needs his milk. Teeth are not needed for this type of food because the baby does not have to chew. Indeed, they would be in the way as the baby has to suck his food into his mouth. And it would not be very comfortable for the mother to breast-feed a baby who had a mouthful of teeth.
As the baby grows, teeth begin to appear in the gums of his mouth. This stage is called teething, It can be a little painful for the baby and he may cry when his teeth come through. When the baby has teeth he can start to eat solid foods
t is very important to look after a child’s teeth right from the start. This is one reason why babies need milk as the calcium in it helps to make teeth grow healthy and strong.

1 comments:

childrendentistsca December 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM  

Teaching your child how to keep her teeth white and her smile bright should start at an early age. Although this takes effort, you are building healthy habits that will last her a lifetime.

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