Teething Tips for Toddlers | Dr. Kayla Newton

Pediatric Dentist Jefferson

Welcoming your baby’s first teeth can be a challenging milestone for both you and your little one. Typically, teeth begin to emerge between 3 months to 1 year old, ushering in a period of discomfort and sleepless nights. Fortunately, there are strategies you can employ to ease your toddler’s teething woes.

Symptoms to Expect
Recognizing teething symptoms can sometimes be tricky. Look out for the following signs:
– Fussiness
– Trouble Sleeping
– Irritability
– Loss of appetite
– Increased drooling

While it was once believed that teething could lead to fever and diarrhea, research has debunked this notion. However, if your baby exhibits any concerning symptoms or their condition worsens, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance.

Soothing Techniques
Explore these safe and effective methods to comfort your teething baby:
– Gently massage your baby’s gums using a clean finger or moistened gauze pad to alleviate discomfort.
– Keep your baby’s mouth cool by offering a chilled washcloth, spoon, or teething ring. Ensure these items aren’t frozen, as extreme cold can be harmful. Additionally, supervise your baby to prevent them from swallowing any small objects.
– Introduce chilled carrot or apple slices if your baby is already consuming solid foods. These can help soothe their gums and reduce irritability.

Pro Tip: Before administering any teething medications or numbing gels, consult with us to ensure they’re safe for your baby.

Teething poses challenges for both your baby and you. Take comfort in knowing that these tips can help alleviate your baby’s discomfort during this phase.

And remember, don’t overlook scheduling your baby’s first dental appointment once their first tooth has fully emerged. Contact us today to arrange an appointment with Dr. Kayla Newton.

Sweet Maple Pediatric Dentisty
Phone: 770-762-7673
1363 Old Pendergrass Road, Suite 1110
Jefferson, GA 30549

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Pediatric Dentist Jefferson

1363 Old Pendergrass Road, Suite 1110

Jefferson, GA 30549

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