If your Baby is Teething by ABC Kids Dental Group
Your baby’s sleeping routine is now in place. You foolishly believe you are free from the nursery of your infant.
You might be surprised! You can’t stop your baby from cutting a tooth.
ABC Dental says, “You are spared for the first one to three month, but then the teeth keep coming in,”
You don’t have be stuck in the teething zone, which can occur between 4 and 2 years of age. Dr. Ye Mon shares her top teething tips so that you and your baby can have a happy, healthy life.
Signs that your baby is teething
Every baby is unique. Their teething symptoms are also different. Some people won’t show any signs that a new tooth is coming through. Some may display one or more of the following symptoms:
Irritability. Fussy, cranky, whatever they call it, they simply are not themselves. Giggles are being replaced by whines, screams and whines. They are now more attached than ever.
Drooling. Do you think that’s a Great Dane? Pack extra bibs!
Gums that are red and swelling. Baby’s mouth will open and reveal red gums instead of pink and pretty.
A decreased appetite. Inflamed gums can make eating difficult, especially for toddlers who are used to solid food. Dr. Ye Mon states that they may not be able to eat as normal when a tooth is about to burst.
Mouthiness This is not to be confused with talking back (that happens later), but mouthiness refers when children gnaw, chew, and even bite other people’s things.
Dr. Ye Mon says that although it takes three to four days for the tooth to break through the gums, symptoms should begin decreasing once the tooth is broken.
Don’t be surprised if it happens again. Teething deja vu can happen up to 20 times. That’s because there are so many baby teeth in waiting.
Signs that is more than just teething
Dr. Ye Mon explains that while it’s natural for patients to feel upset about their gum pain, they shouldn’t be overwhelmed.
Teething symptoms shouldn’t last more than a few weeks. If your baby experiences any of these symptoms, you should take him to the pediatrician.
A doctor should also look for the following symptoms:
Pediatrician-approved teething remedies
ABC Dental recommends these simple remedies for teething babies if all the signs are positive.
You can freeze a wet, clean cloth or rag and give it to your child to chew on. She says that it helps reduce inflammation along the gums. The rag can also be used by parents to massage the gums.
Cold foods For babies who are not able to eat solid food, serve cold foods like yogurt, applesauce, and frozen fruits.
Teething biscuits Teething biscuits can be offered from 8-12 months old. Pay attention to your gum hygiene. To prevent cavities, clean the gums and teeth with a damp cloth. Dr. Ye Mon recommends that they use a toothbrush as their teeth grow. Get that routine in place. It doesn’t take toothpaste to prevent cavities. Brushing off plaque can prevent cavities from developing later.
Toys and teething rings They are easy to grasp for small hands and can provide the pressure necessary to soothe sore gums. She advises against freezing gel ones as they can break easily if your child chews on them. Instead, keep them cool in the fridge.