Is your Baby Teething? Things You Must Know!

Sep 15, 2023

What is Teething?
Having a baby is filled with many firsts. His first cry, his first crawl, his first words. Just like that, teething is one of the many milestones in a child’s development.
Teething is when a child sprouts his first of few teeth, generally referred to as baby teeth or milk teeth. While it is a memorable phase, it is also a new learning experience for parents.
This blog will cover important information about teething babies; what does it mean? What is the order of emerging teeth? What are the symptoms and common home remedial and other treatment options?

When Do Babies Start Teething?
Babies start teething when they hit their 6-8 month mark. However, it is not the same for every child and may vary for everyone. This goes on for about three years or more for a complete set.

Order of Teeth
While it may be different for all babies, the most commonly regarded teething schedule is listed below:

  1. Lower front two teeth
  2. Opposite top two teeth
  3. Upper middle incisors
  4. Lateral incisors
  5. First molars
  6. Canines
  7. Second molars

Signs and Symptoms
A few symptoms that indicate teething in a child include:
∙Swollen and tender gums
∙Crankiness and crying
∙Low grade fever
∙Increased drooling
∙Wanting to chew things
∙Change in eating and sleeping patterns

Tips on Taking Care of a Teething Baby:
Here are several ways to manage pain that is associated with teething. Check to see what works best for your baby.
It is a new experience for you as parents and the baby too, so be patient because your little one does not have anyone but you! And we know you are doing your best in your own capacity, so Kudos to you! <3
∙A cold pacifier, spoon, or a clean wet washcloth for chewing purposes can help reduce discomfort caused to the child.
∙Gently rub their gums with a clean finger.
∙Cool, non-gel teething toy.
∙Home-made tooth crackers.
∙Pediatric approved topical gels or teething tablets (only if necessary).
∙Start gently brushing your baby’s teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and paste made specifically for infants.

When to Consult a Pediatric?
A teething child can sometimes be a difficult and challenging experience for both the parent and child. While some may face short fussy episodes, others may experience many symptoms combined.
To help manage symptoms of teething and employing in-home treatment techniques like cold and sanitized teething toys, pacifiers etc. it is important to recognize a comfort zone that your baby fits in.
However, if symptoms get extreme and unmanageable; such as high body temperature, diarrhea or bleeding gums, call our expert pediatrics at Spring Cypress Dental at (281) 256-3222 for thorough monitoring and treatment.

(Disclaimer: This blog is based on general information. Teething timelines and symptoms might differ from child to child.)


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