Babies typically get their first set of teeth (lower, middle) by six months old. While it is exciting to see your child’s gummy smile become a toothy one, it can be a painful process for your baby.
Signs of teething include:
– Biting down on objects or fingers
– Increased drooling
– Rash or redness on the cheeks
– Loss of appetite
– Tender, swollen gums
– Excess drool
To make the process as comfortable as possible, here are some dental teething tips:
Tip #1 – Massage your baby’s gums with your finger.
Tip #2 – Use a chilled (not frozen) teething ring.
Tip #3 – Let your child suck on a cold, wet cloth.
If your child is in a lot of discomfort, talk to your dentist about a teething ointment to numb the gums. Our dental team is here to answer any questions or concerns about your teeth, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.