Teething Facts (EPIC LIST FOR THE SUPER MOM)

Teething and the appearance of a baby’s first few teeth are momentous occasions for parents. But the pain caused by erupting teeth makes babies very cranky. Babies express their pain and discomfort by becoming more irritable. Babies manifest a lot of symptoms while they’re cutting and growing teeth. Your little one may develop many viral illnesses in the first year of life. There are many ways to help babies feel more comfortable and ease their pain. Be prepared for lots of fussiness and sleepless nights in the interim. In this post, we’ll show you teething facts and offer ways to soothe. Let’s get into it.

 
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People Also Ask

  • What are the first signs of teething?

The first growth of teeth stimulates saliva. Thus, babies usually drool when they’re cutting and growing milk teeth.

  • How long does teething last for?

Usually teething begins around 6 to 10 months of age. it lasts until 25 to 33 months.

  • Is teething painful?

The cutting of milk teeth starts when the teeth begin to erupt, and that’s a painful process. You can actually feel the teeth under your baby’s gums before they start breaking through.

  • How do you soothe a teething baby?

Chewing on something cold works well. You can use a clean washcloth or teething ring to soothe aching gums. A refrigerated washcloth or teething ring cools well.

 

Baby’s First Tooth

 
Babies can start their first growth of teeth as early as four months. Most will get their first tooth between 6-7 months. Some babies start teething and get their first tooth after their first birthday. An early or late start doesn’t signify problems with oral health or development. It’s a matter of genetics. Babies’ front teeth usually appear first.
 
It may be the top two or the bottom two. The canine teeth will show up after the front teeth, which will leave the molars to complete the set. The process of cutting and growing milk teeth can take a few years. The remaining teeth sprout up between your baby’s first and third birthdays. Check with your children’s dentist if you notice any problems with your child’s teeth. It’s the beginning of a road to dental health mindfulness. 
 

Teething Symptoms and Signs

 
Babies do a lot of drooling in the first few months of life. The first growth of teeth stimulates saliva. Thus, babies usually drool when they’re cutting and growing milk teeth. The amount of drool has long been a topic of debate among pediatrician professionals. If you notice excessive amounts of drool you should mention it to your pediatrician. It might be indicative of something more serious. Another sign of teething coming through is fussiness.
 
The cutting of milk teeth starts when the teeth begin to erupt, and that’s a painful process. You can actually feel the teeth under your baby’s gums before they start breaking through. Babies’ gums become swollen and tender, and this usually causes fussiness and crying. Some babies may present a change in eating or sleeping habits. They will try to chew or gnaw on anything they put in their mouths. All the above are symptoms of teething, so keep a mothering eye on progress.
  • Excessive chewing of things
  • Putting fingers in the mouth
  • Irritability and cranky behavior
  • Sleeplessness
  • Swollen, sore, tender gums
  • Blister around the erupting tooth
 

Pain Medications

 
Pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen ease the pain. This is for babies who are six months or older. Medications such as Tylenol or Advil are good and for a short period of time. Bedtime is a good time to give it to babies to calm them and help them to sleep better. Other medications include topical ointments. These rub on the gums, but many are not recommended because of dangerous ingredients. Medications should be in very small doses. And only after checking with your pediatrician to make sure they’re safe.
There’s a variety of toys and gadgets on the market to help babies through this difficult time

Other Teething Remedies

 
Biting and chewing are very important to the process of cutting and growing milk teeth. It helps the teeth to break through on time. It also helps the proper sequence and formation of teeth. Biting and chewing are natural instincts. Babies love to chew and gnaw on fingers, toys, and anything else they can get their little hands on. There’s a variety of toys and gadgets on the market to help babies through this difficult time. Some of them aren’t effective and others may be dangerous.
 
Chewing on something cold works well. You can use a clean washcloth or teething ring to soothe aching gums. A refrigerated washcloth or teething ring cools well.
 
Nursing moms can try rubbing their babies’ gums with cold fingers. Do this before feeding to prevent painful bites while nursing. Breast milk may also provide pain relief for your baby. Its relaxing properties and soothing abilities come naturally.

Homeopathic Teething Medicines

 
Some homeopathic teething remedies are well proven. Used by medical professionals and parents too. Always research the product before using it.
  • Chamomilla
  • Cina
  • Podophyllum Peltatum
 

Dangerous Remedies

 
Products to avoid include gels made with benzocaine and amber necklaces. Benzocaine, which is a numbing cream, can cause a serious condition called methemoglobinemia. This rare condition is a blood disorder that interferes with the release of oxygen into the body.
 
Avoid gels on children younger than two years old, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Amber necklaces and similar necklaces are a choking and strangling hazard.
 

Symptoms List

 
The growth of new teeth can be a painful process for both you and your baby. It is manageable with the right tools and a bit of patience. Other symptoms to watch for include:
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes on the body
  • High fever
  • Cough and congestion

 

Conclusion

Ensure your child’s teething progress by making regular visits to KinderSmiles. We offer pediatric dental care for all your child’s needs. Dr. Engel and his team have decades of experience with basic and advanced issues in children. We accept all forms of Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare.
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