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Teething Education

What is teething and what are the symptoms?

The process of teething starts when a baby’s primary teeth begin to push through the gums, typically around 6 months old. It usually ends by 3 years old.

Some common symptoms of teething include:

Drooling or increased saliva production

Irritability and fussiness

Chewing or biting on objects

Red, swollen gums

Tips for surviving (and enjoying) this stage!

Have patience

Teething can be a trying time for both you and your child. It’s important to be patient and understand that this is a normal process that all children go through.

Stay positive

Try to stay positive and upbeat during this time. Your child will feed off of your energy, so if you’re stressed, they will likely be as well.

Find ways to soothe your child

There are many things you can do at home to help ease your child’s discomfort. Massaging their gums, giving them a teething toy or object to chew on, putting a cold, wet washcloth on their gums, or applying a topical teething gel can all help.

Schedule an appointment

If you’re concerned about your child’s teething pain or they are experiencing other symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, please call us or schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help!

Get support

Don’t hesitate to reach out to family and friends for support during this time. It takes a village to raise a child and they will likely be more than happy to help out however they can.

Teething can be a tough time for both children and parents, but with the right knowledge and support, you’ll get through it! CURVE Dental Clinic is here to

How can I ease my child’s discomfort during teething?

There are some things you can do at home to help soothe your child during their teething journey. These include:

Massaging their gums with a clean finger or damp cloth

Giving them a teething toy or object to chew on

Putting a cold, wet washcloth on their gums

Applying a topical teething gel to their gums (be sure to follow the directions on the package)

If you’re concerned about your child’s teething pain or they are experiencing other symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, please call us or schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help!

Teething toys and products that can help

There are many teething toys and products on the market that can help soothe your child’s discomfort. Some of our favorites include:

The MAM Bite Me teething toy

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The Nuk Infant Massaging Toothbrush

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The Sophie la Girafe teething toy

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The Baby Banana Brush

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At The Curve Dental, our dentists are recognized by reputable organizations in the industry, and collaborate with right partners, laboratories, and safety technology to provide you exceptional dental treatment.

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