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On one hand, it may seem funny to write about how you’ll be able to tell when your child is teething. You’ll understand the signs instantly, and everyone within earshot will as well; the baby’s not going to be mild-mannered about it. But it’s right to be prepared to help your child right away so that you can keep the tears to a minimum, for your crying and also the baby.

Take note that not all children show the same symptoms of teething; most children will begin teething between the ages of half of a year and one year. Some of the signs of teething include drooling, swollen gums, teeth visible under the gums, sleeping irritability, rejecting food and trying to chew, suck and clamp their teeth into everything. If your child has a rectal temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, please get in touch with our office right away. Other signs you should tell us about include vomiting, diarrhea and refusal to consume food or to feed.

The Allen, Texas, practice of Dr. Jessie Hunter can be reached at 972-727-0737, and you can reach out to the staff to schedule your next visit. Allen Pediatric Dentistry‘s staff are really looking forward to catching up with you in their office soon!