As your child’s oral health begins to develop, their teeth will begin to break above the gum line in a process known as teething. Unfortunately, this process can cause discomfort and pain to your child, so treatment should be applied to help them relax.
Protect your child from the hazards of teething. Listed below are important facts regarding teething:
– Your child may begin teething as soon as their first tooth erupts above the surface of the gums around six months of age.
– Some symptoms can lead to increased risks to your child and should be treated immediately. This can include diarrhea, fevers, and unexplained rashes.
– Teething tablets can be given to children, but should not be used for children under the age of 2, unless under the direction of a health care professional. Instead, stick to simple teething procedures including teething rings, cool utensils such as spoons and gauze pads, or even clean fingers to rub against your child’s gums.
– There are many signs that can happen that can clue you into the possibility that your child is teething, including visible changes in your child’s personality traits, including changes with their sleep and eating behaviors, as well as excessive fussiness, irritability, and drooling.
Our team at Peak Dental Care specializes in a variety of teething treatments to suit all your child’s needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Scott Lindsay, please book an appointment to come see us at our dental office in Centennial, Colorado. We can be reached at 720-420-6226. The perfect smile for your child is only a visit away!