Teething is an entirely natural process that occurs when teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, known as tooth eruption. However, teething can be painful and discomforting for children, so treatments to help relax and ease the pain should be used.
Know the basics of teething. Here are a few tips about teething that can help any smile:
– Some symptoms can pose an increased risk to your child and should be treated as soon as possible. Signs to look for include fevers, diarrhea, and unexplained rashes.
– There are many signs that can take place that can clue you into the possibility that your child is teething, including perceptible changes in your child’s personality traits, including changes with their sleep and eating methods, as well as excessive fussiness, irritability, and drool.
– Teething tablets can be administered to children, but should not be used for children under the age of 2, unless under the direction of a health care professional. Instead, stick to simple teething utensils including teething rings, cool utensils such as spoons and gauze pads, or even clean fingers to rub against your child’s gums.
– Your child may start teething as soon as their first tooth breaks the surface of the gums around six months of age.
If you are looking for teething treatments in Blaine, Minnesota, Ling Family Dentistry would love to help. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for your child, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Ling by calling our dental office at 763-784-1993. Dr. Michael Ling, Dr. Jodi Pope, Dr. Sarah Latterell, and Dr. Zachary Walgenbach look forward to improving your child’s smile!