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As your child grows into their brand new smile, they will be grumpy, fussy, irritable, and restless. This is completely normal, but it’s also a pain for parents. So, to help you help your child, we are thrilled to give you the following three tips you can try to finally comfort and soothe your little one:

• Rub your child’s gums with your clean finger. Gently massage the gums and let your child chew as you rub. This will loosen the tension and will give your child the relief they need.

• Have your baby suck on a small, chilled spoon. This will help ice the gums and calm the pain, just like icing a sore muscle would.

• Give your child a teething ring to chew on. This little toy will strengthen your child’s gums and will help the teeth grow into place.

Now remember that teething is a painful experience for children, so do your best to comfort your child and be patient. We also recommend that you keep an eye out for diarrhea, rashes, and fevers. If your child experiences any of these things, we strongly recommend taking them into the physician’s office for treatment.

If you would like to know more about the teething process or if you would like to know more about children’s dentistry, please feel free to call our office today and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you!