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Teething and Your Smile

July 1, 2017

Have you begun spotting signs of teething in your child yet? All children will at some point go through the painful rite of passage called teething. This occurs when teeth erupt above the gum line in their mouths and become visible for all the world to notice. This procedure can be painful and cause discomfort for your child. It’s essential to look for the signs that your child is teething and provide comfort and treatment when you can.

If you child is teething, consider using a teething utensil or toy to help lower their discomfort. One of the most popular teething products is a teething ring, which they can chew and gnaw on to help relieve pain. You can also gently rub cold spoons across their gum line, or even consider using your finger of it is clean. Gauze pads are also appropriate aids to use.

Sometimes, teething can lead to an irregular condition in your child’s health. This can include high fevers, abnormal rashes, and diarrhea. If your child begins to have or display any of these disorders, contact their pediatrician immediately and bring them in for an examination and treatment.

Make sure to take good care of your toddler’s teeth, especially when they are teething. For more information about teething, or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Roden-Johnson, Dr. Afridi, and Dr. Rugama and our team at Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, give us a call at (361) 433-4704. Our dentist office is conveniently located in Victoria, TX. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.

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