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When your child’s teeth erupt above the gums, it results in a painful process known as teething. Always take the time to ensure your child’s well-being is well taken care of, including their smile. Be sure your child has access to teething treatments. Here are some tips to follow:

– To help assuage pain and discomfort in your child, look for ways to help soothe them. Commonly, you can use teething rings, a cold spoon, a gauze pad, or your finger if it is clean.
– Children often begin teething when the first tooth erupts, around the age of 6 months.
– Teething tablets and medications should only be taken under the guidance of the child’s health care professional.
– Serious situations may develop when teething, which include diarrhea, high fevers, chills, and sporadic rashes. If any of these symptoms ensue, contact your child’s pediatrician.
– Common signs and symptoms that your child is teething including changes in their sleep patterns, excessive drooling, and irregular fussiness or loss of appetite.

To prevent problems and issues associated with teething, make sure you are following the proper treatment techniques for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. Jessie Hunter and our team at Allen Pediatric Dentistry to perform an oral exam or professional cleaning, please contact our pediatric office in Allen, Texas, by calling us at 972-727-0737. We look forward to hosting your child’s smile!