When your baby is born, they usually have all their teeth. However, they remain below the gum line until they begin to erupt around the age of six months. They typically have all their baby teeth by the time they are three. During this time, their teeth could be causing them pain from breaking through their gum tissue as the result of a process called teething. Listed below is some information regarding teething:
– When your child first begin to show signs of teeth erupting, various treatment methods can be used at this time.
– Teething symptoms in a baby include difficulty sleeping, minor irritability and fussiness, a loss of appetite, and excessive drooling.
– If your baby has diarrhea, rashes, or fever during teething, consult your pediatrician.
– To alleviate pain when your baby is teething, you can gently rub their gums with a clean utensil such as a gauze pad, a small spoon, a teething ring, or your finger. Consult your pediatrician for recommended products. Do not use teething tablets for children under two, unless it is given under the guidance of a health care professional.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding teething, please contact our team. Always make time to schedule a visit to your child’s pediatrician at Central Washington Pediatric Dentistry for an oral checkup. To book an appointment with Dr. Neal Smith, you can reach our pediatric office in Yakima, Washington, by calling us at 509-248-2973. Contact us for a brighter whiter smile today!