Teething babies are fussy, restless, and irritable, and a lot of the time it’s not fun for you or the baby. As the baby cries, do you ever wonder what you could do to help them? If so, we are here to help you! We have three tips that can help you soothe your baby, and those tips are:
• Massage your child’s gums with your clean fingers. This will release the tension in their mouth and will help them feel better.
• Put a small spoon in the fridge or freezer to chill it. Then, give it to your child to suck and chew on. This cold spoon will act as an icing agent for your child’s gums, just like an ice pack chills and relieves sore and tender muscles.
• Give your child a clean teething ring to chew on. This ring will help your baby strengthen their gums as well as help them grow into their future smile.
Children are generally teething between 4-7 months old, and they usually have a full set of teeth by the time they are 3 years old. Now remember, if your child ever experiences diarrhea, a rash, or a fever while teething, it’s best that you take them to the doctor’s office.
Please remember that it is generally recommended that you take your child into the dentist’s office for their first dental appointment after the first tooth erupts. This appointment will help your child become familiar and associated with the dental office and dental team. So, if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule your baby’s first dentist appointment, call our office today! We are happy to meet with you.