Teething. Glorious, glorious teething. It happens to all of us but as a parent, life can be quite difficult and upsetting when your little one’s teeth buds start to erupt.
Signs of teething include:
*Biting, Chewing and Sucking on Everything
*Grabbing Ears (Also a sign of being tired)
*Visible Tooth Below the Gumline
Ways to soothe a teething baby:
*Rub your baby’s gums, the pressure could help
*Use a cool cloth, spoon or teeth ring (make sure it is not frozen)
*Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Advil
*Make sure to keep the child’s dry from drool to avoid skin irritation
*It is not recommended you use natural or homeopathic remedies. Some contain pain relievers that can be harmful (or even fatal) to your baby
Should you worry if your baby is a late teether? Yes and no. Everyone grows and develops at their own pace, so I wouldn’t be too concerned. Having said that, if your baby still has no teeth by the time they turn 18 months, it would be best to go see a pediatric dentist just to ensure everything is ok.
You should also remember that you should be using a damp cloth to clean your babies gums daily to remove any unwanted bacteria and to keep those gums clean clean clean for when those teeth decide to pop in. Once you baby has teeth, it is recommend that you brush those teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to call us here at Innovation Drive Dental in Woodbridge at 905-264-0333.
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