When Do Babies Start Getting Teeth?
Most babies start growing their teeth when they are between 4 and 7 months old. Early bloomers develop their teeth when they are as young as 3 months old while late bloomers may take up to 1 or more years to start growing their teeth. In rare cases, a child may show a tooth soon after birth.
Dental Xrays Safe for Kids?
Pediatric dental X rays are designed to expose a child to minimal amount of radiation. During x-ray procedure, standard precautions should be taken to make sure that the x-ray is directed to the specific part of the mouth or tooth.
A high speed film is used to enable the professional dentist to minimize the amount of radiation received by the patient. A lead shield is placed on the other parts of the body not required for radiation. Precautions are taken to protect the child`s thyroid gland by covering the neck with a shield. This should extend all the way to the thighs in order to protect the reproductive organs. When all these precautions are taken, X-rays are safe for children.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist specializes in oral health of children from infant stage through their teen years. Pediatric dentists have adequate experience and qualifications in giving care for children`s teeth, gums and mouth throughout their childhood stage.