We are dedicated to our little people patients and wanted to give some advice about teething and how to combat it. The first thing that parents need to be aware of is signs that the baby is starting to teethe. These will become apparent before the tooth breaks through and in most cases, this will cause the most pain.
Symptoms of teething can vary and include:
• Swollen or red gums where the tooth is coming through.
• Redness on the cheek or the side of the mouth, and
• A disturbed sleeping pattern.
Other noticeable signs include dribbling, a desire to bite on objects and for the child to put things in their mouth.
There are many products on the products on the market designed to help children through teething. At Diana Dental we would recommend steering clear of any topical products which can be applied onto the gums. Instead, using teething rings or cloths are recommended and if you can, place these in the fridge as the cold can feel soothing on their little sore gums. We would also recommend using a medicine such as Calpol if this is safe to use for your child but never exceed the recommended dosage
If there are any doubts or issues it is best to check with us so please contact us for any help and advice!