Teething: What Can You Do?

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Is your child teething? Do you and your child need relief? It is important to contact your dentist if your child has symptoms like a fever or diarrhea (these are not actually caused by teething) or if you can’t calm your child down. But, to help you and your baby escape the experience comfortably, we are happy to offer a few suggestions.

Try Painkillers: There are over-the-counter remedies that can relive your baby’s pain. Some medications should be used sparingly on the gum where the tooth is erupting. Otherwise, you could numb your child’s entire mouth. If over-the-counter medications don’t seem effective, please visit your doctor.

Distractions Help: Try distracting your baby. Videos, toys, or play-time can all work well. Also, giving your baby flavorful foods (preferably cool foods) may distract them. If none of these recommendations are effective, try holding and comforting your little one.

Keep Your Baby Comfortable

During teething, your baby will be uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are several things you can to do alleviate their discomfort.  For example, your child will drool while teething, which could lead to skin irritation. To avoid this problem, we recommend that you wipe away any additional drool and that you apply a cream or lotion.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact s today. We are excited to hear from you soon!