Baby Teething Help!

Teething can be a painful process for both you and your baby! As a parent, we know that it can mean a lot of sleep deprivation! I had this experience personally with my son. It’s important to understand exactly what your child is going through. As a new parent, some things may alarm you at first, but they can be a normal part of the process. Here are 10 symptoms and signs of what your baby is feeling when they are teething:

  1. Irritation + Pain – a very common symptom!
  2. Sleepless Night – waking up in the middle of the night.
  3. No solid foods – their gums are tender and they will push this away!
  4. Biting – your child may start to bite anything in sight!
  5. Increased salivary flow/drooling – your child will produce more saliva when they are teething
  6. Rubbing their gums – sometimes this will help to alleviate the pain
  7. Ear Rubbing – common among teething babies
  8. Mild Fevers – this can happen during teething (but it’s not the cause!)
  9. Face Rashes
  10. Increased Sucking – can be on fingers, or random objects

Most teething babies will experience some of the symptoms above. You can use this as a guideline to help understand their behaviours. As a parent, apply gentle counter-pressure to sore gums or use a cold spoon to help ease the pain.

Please visit our dental office ToothMatters in Richmond Hill, to learn about check-ups for kids and to help educate parents, your dentist will have more advice and tips for you! For more tips click here.

– Dr. Richard Gao

2 responses to “Baby Teething Help!”

  1. amitushar says:

    I read a lot of problems for my child’s teeth to remedy.

  2. nancybrown says:

    My baby is 8 months old and just now his first bottom tooth poking through! He has been advancing quickly in the crawling/cruising arena, but his teeth are taking forever!

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