Teething isn’t fun, for the baby or for their parents. The eruption of pearly whites from the jaw through the gumline can hurt, so your baby will probably be crying a lot to help you see something’s going on. Since we want you to be able to get through this time as easily as possible, we’ve assembled this data on how to assist your baby with soothing while they’re teething.
Using a clean finger, gently rub the gums for about two minutes. Although it’s likely that your child won’t accept this soothing at first, they will become familiar with it eventually and enjoy the calming effect of your finger gently massaging their gums. (As a tip, try running cold water over your finger before massaging your child’s gums; the cold feeling will also comfort your child.)
Be sure to give your child objects safe for chewing, such as teething rings. Finally, speak with us about whether using a pain reliever is right for your child. If it is, we will give you information on the dosage, suitable timing and other usage instructions for the medicine.
Dr. Hawkins would love to catch up with you at their Lexington Park, Maryland, location; call 301-863-8822 today to schedule your next checkup with the Pax Dental staff.