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Are Amber Teething Necklaces Safe? Baby Teething Necklace Risks & Alternatives

If your baby is struggling with teething, you — like many parents — are probably looking for something (anything!) to help him feel better fast. But unfortunately, amber teething necklaces not only do not work, they’re also not safe. Here’s why — plus, the safe alternatives you can use soothe baby’s pain.

What are amber teething necklaces?

Amber teething necklaces are made of Baltic amber, or fossilized tree resin. In theory when baby wears one, his body heat triggers the release of a minute amount of oil that contains succinic acid, which is absorbed into the bloodstream. When the oil is absorbed, advocates say, it has an analgesic effect on swollen, sore gums.

Do amber teething necklaces work?

You may have heard that the succinic acid from the amber beads works as a natural painkiller. Advocates also claim that it can help control drooling and improve the immune system’s ability to reduce inflammation in the ears, throat, stomach and respiratory system.

However while the necklaces are indeed drug-free and made with natural ingredients, there’s no medical evidence to suggest that the oil actually relieves pain.

Risks of using amber teething necklaces

Regardless of whether or not you believe they work, amber beads pose safety risks to babies and toddlers. Most pediatricians — if not all — don’t recommend using them for the following reasons:

  • Even though the necklaces aren’t for chewing, the chances of your baby gnawing off a bead and choking on it are too high, even if you watch him.
  • Wearing a necklace poses a strangulation risk. It’s never a good idea to put anything around your little one’s neck.

And note that any type of teething necklace, whether it’s amber, wood, rubber or another material, will also pose the same risks. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) doesn’t recommend that infants wear any jewelry at all, and in December 2018 the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) warned parents to avoid giving any teething necklaces or bracelets to babies to chew on because they’re a strangulation and choking hazard.

How to Soothe Teething Pain

Safer alternatives to amber teething necklaces

There are lots of other tried-and-true teething pain relievers that can soothe your sweetie’s sore gums safely (and cheaply). Here are a few worth trying:

  • Chewable toys. Wood, plastic, rubber … any of these materials soothe aching gums thanks to the counter pressure of gumming. Textured surfaces tend to offer more relief, but any baby toys your little one likes are fine. For safety’s sake, choose teethers — and all toys, for that matter — on the larger side, without small parts that could break off and pose a choking hazard. Not sure it’s safe? Toys that can fit inside a paper-towel tube or toilet-paper roll are too small for your baby.
  • Cold stuff. Chilling your baby’s gums provides some serious numbing action, which helps ease the ache and inflammation. Frozen wet washcloths (tie one end in a knot for better gnawing) work great; soak them in chamomile tea for extra soothing action. So do chilled spoons and pacifiers (just make sure they’re not so hard that they could bruise tender gums). Also effective: ice water in a sippy cup or bottle, or frozen breast milk in bags. You can also try frozen bananas, applesauce or peaches inside a mesh teether. To avoid potential tooth decay, just be sure to wipe gums and any teeth down after and don’t let your baby suck them constantly.
  • Massage. A mini rubdown might give a lot of relief, at least temporarily. Thoroughly wash your hands, then massage the sore spots in your baby’s mouth with your finger or knuckle — just be prepared for the occasional nibble!
  • Medicine. When your little one is having a really tough time and nothing else seems to be working, ask your doctor about giving him a baby-appropriate pain reliever like acetaminophen, or infant Tylenol. Numbing gels and creams are not recommended for infants. 

Here’s hoping those pearly whites pop up sooner rather than later…

Baby milestones: Teething | BabyCenter

Getting teeth isn’t one of those milestones a baby reaches all at once. Transforming that gummy grin into a mouthful of gleaming teeth is a rite of passage that takes a few years. By the time your little one is 3, he’ll have a mouthful of chompers that he can practice brushing himself, a basic step on the road to self-care. (He won’t yet have the skills to do a good job, though, so be sure to lend a hand until he’s at least 6 years old.)

When do babies start teething?

Most babies sprout their first tooth sometime between 6 and 10 months old.

Teeth begin developing when your child is still in the womb. While you were pregnant, your baby developed tooth buds, the foundation for baby teeth (also called milk teeth). Very rarely, a baby is born with a tooth or two, or grows a tooth in the first few weeks of life.

If your baby develops teeth early, you may see the first one (usually a bottom middle tooth) as soon as 3 months. In other cases, you may have to wait until he’s at least a year old.

Most babies get new teeth in this order: the bottom two middle ones first, then the top two middle ones, then the ones along the sides.

The last teeth to appear are the second molars, found in the very back of the mouth on the top and bottom. They’ll probably start coming in when your child is between 23 and 31 months old. Shortly after that, your child should have a full set of 20 baby teeth.

For more details, check out the video below or our baby teething timeline slideshow.

What are the signs of teething?

Some babies breeze through teething, but many feel some discomfort. You may notice signs and symptoms of teething such as:

  • Drooling (which can lead to a facial rash)
  • Swollen, sensitive gums
  • Irritability or fussiness
  • Gnawing or biting
  • Refusing to eat
  • Sleep problems
  • Rubbing face and ears

Though many parents swear that teething causes a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, there’s no good scientific evidence that it does. If your baby has more than a very slight increase in temperature (higher than 100.4 degrees F) or any other worrisome symptoms, give his doctor a call.

Teething remedies to help your baby

Here are some things you can give your baby to make him more comfortable during the teething process:

Something to chew on. Offer a teething ring or a wet washcloth cooled in the refrigerator. Don’t store teethers in the freezer because frozen teethers can get hard enough to damage a baby’s gums.

Also, don’t use teething necklaces because they’re choking and strangulation hazards.

Cold food. If your baby is eating solids, yogurt or chilled applesauce may provide relief. If your baby is old enough to eat finger foods, a frozen banana or bagel may be soothing. As always, be aware of food choking hazards.

Gum massage. Wash your hands, then gently but firmly rub your baby’s gums with your finger. This can be a welcome counter pressure to what your baby feels from his emerging teeth.

Pain reliever. If nothing else helps and your baby is at least 6 months old, his doctor may suggest acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease the pain and inflammation. See our dosage charts for acetaminophen and ibuprofen, but be sure to double check the correct dose with your baby’s doctor before giving any pain reliever to a child younger than 2.

Never give your baby aspirin (or rub it on his gums). Aspirin can lead to a rare but potentially life-threatening condition called Reye’s syndrome.

Also, don’t use over-the-counter teething medications, like gels and creams, on children younger than 2. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other experts warn that topical numbing medications containing benzocaine can cause methemoglobinemia, a rare but serious condition in which the amount of oxygen in the blood drops dangerously low.

The FDA also recommends against using homeopathic teething tablets and gels because of reported side effects, such as seizures and breathing problems, in infants and children.

How to brush your baby’s teeth

Once your baby’s teeth start to come in, it’s up to you to keep them clean. As soon as his teeth appear, brush them twice a day (like once in the morning then again right before bed).

Use a baby-size toothbrush with a smear of toothpaste. Ask his doctor or dentist if you should use fluoridated toothpaste. If your child doesn’t like the taste of one kind of toothpaste, try another flavor.

You don’t have to brush in a certain direction. Just try to get out any food particles.

Once your baby has multiple teeth, it can be hard to reach all the tooth surfaces with a toothbrush. That means it’s time to begin flossing! Those colorful flossing sticks designed especially for kids can make it easier for everyone.

At about 18 months, your child may be ready to start learning to brush his own teeth. You’ll still have to help because he won’t have the dexterity to maneuver a toothbrush successfully.

When your baby turns 2 years old, start to use a little bit more toothpaste – an amount about the size of a pea.

Other ways to care for your baby’s teeth

Take steps to avoid bottle-related tooth decay
Don’t let your baby fall asleep with a bottle (unless it’s filled with water). The sugars in formula and breast milk can lead to baby-bottle tooth decay if they’re in contact with his teeth all night.

Another way to prevent this condition and lower the risk of cavities is to switch your baby from a bottle to a cup as soon as he’s coordinated enough to manage it, usually sometime around his first birthday.

You may want to avoid letting your child get into the habit of carrying around a sippy cup of juice or milk because prolonged exposure to sugar can damage teeth, just like when using a bottle. If you do give your baby a sippy cup, fill it with only water.

Ask about a fluoride supplement
The 6-month checkup is a good time to ask your child’s doctor whether your baby needs a fluoride supplement. (These cavity-preventing drops are necessary only if the water supply in your area isn’t fluoridated.) Also ask the doctor to examine your child’s teeth.

See the dentist
Dentists recommend scheduling your baby’s first dental appointment around his first birthday or within six months after his first tooth erupts, whichever comes first.

Set limits on treats
Limit the amount of sweets your child eats. When he does have a sugary treat (at a birthday party, for example), be sure to brush his teeth soon after he eats.

What to do if your baby doesn’t have teeth yet

If you still don’t see any sign of a tooth by his 18-month checkup, tell your child’s doctor or dentist. (Premature babies may take a few months longer to get their teeth.)

Also, if your child has all the signs of teething – heavy drooling, swollen gums – but also shows signs of severe pain (crying inconsolably, for example), call his doctor. Teething shouldn’t be an excruciating ordeal for a baby.

When do children begin losing teeth?

Baby teeth don’t begin to fall out until your child’s permanent teeth are ready to come in, beginning around age 6.

Where to go next

Watch a video showing how to care for your baby’s teeth and gums.

See your child’s teething and tooth loss timeline.

Find out how other parents soothe teething symptoms.

Signs, Remedies and What to Expect

When your baby’s first tiny tooth makes its appearance, it’s a momentous occasion! As Naperville pediatric dentists, there’s nothing we love more than seeing a little one’s smile take shape. Yet, for parents, we know that baby teething often involves a few sleepless nights, uncertainty and lots of drool. To help give you peace of mind and make sure your child’s teething experience goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a baby teething guide. We’re covering everything from the typical baby teeth order to the safest teething remedies. Let’s get started!

When do Babies Start Teething?

First things first, when do babies start teething? This can stress parents out and we’ve had many a frazzled mom and dad in our office worried that their child’s teeth aren’t coming in when they’re supposed to. Every baby is unique and while they’re born with 20 teeth in place below their gumline, the timing of when these teeth break through varies. For most tiny tots, the baby teeth begin erupting between six and 10 months of age and the process is usually complete by age three. The American Dental Association has a super handy baby teeth chart that shows you when teeth typically erupt and when they fall out. As you can see, there’s a range.

If at 10 months of age your baby hasn’t started teething, it’s not an emergency or cause for real concern and some children begin the process a little later than others. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having your child evaluated by a dentist at 18 months of age if none of their primary teeth have come in yet. However, since your child should visit the dentist for the first time by one-year-old, you can always bring up your concerns at that appointment too.

Baby Teeth Order

The baby teeth chart we mentioned is a good guide to the order baby teeth come in. Again, it can vary from child to child and some of the estimated eruption times overlap. Most commonly, the two bottom front teeth (lower central incisors) are the first to debut and then the upper front teeth come next (upper central incisors). After that, baby teeth tend to show up symmetrically with teeth on both sides of the mouth erupting around the same time (usually the lower teeth before the upper teeth). The last to arrive are almost always the second molars. If your child’s baby teeth order doesn’t follow the chart exactly, there’s no need to be alarmed and your pediatric dentist can give you guidance if you feel like something is off.

Baby Teething Symptoms

There are a few telltale baby teething signs and symptoms that indicate the teeth are coming in. But, sometimes, you’ll wake up to a surprise tooth because, believe it or not, there are babies who barely seem to register a tooth coming in, while others experience significant teething pain. These are the classic baby teething symptoms:

  • Irritability and fussiness
  • Drooling more than normal
  • Chewing on objects
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Tender gums

Parents often ask us: do babies get fevers when teething? The answer is, a high fever isn’t normal with teething. The teething process can create a rise in body temperature but we’re talking a low-grade fever and a rectal temperature around 99 degrees Fahrenheit. An analysis published in Pediatrics cautioned that teething isn’t the cause of a high fever and if your baby’s rectal temperature is 100.4 degrees F or higher, it could be a sign of another illness or infection, so call your pediatrician. In addition to the teething fever misconception, diarrhea and rashes are also often considered a baby teething sign. These too can be an indicator of a totally separate issue and aren’t a common teething side effect. You can never go wrong by checking in with your doctor if your little one has a fever, rash or diarrhea.

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How to Soothe a Teething Baby with Safe Teething Remedies

When a baby is teething gums tend to get sore, swollen and tender. There are plenty of safe home remedies for teething babies that can help alleviate your child’s discomfort. Some ideas to manage teething pain include:

  • Give their gums a massage with a clean finger. It might sound counterintuitive but applying counter-pressure to the gums can actually reduce discomfort.
  • Moisten a sterile gauze pad and gently rub it on your baby’s gums.
  • Before the teeth have broken through, since you don’t want to accidentally chip a tooth, press on the gums with the rounded part of a chilled, clean spoon. Put it in the refrigerator (avoid the freezer because the metal can get too cold and stick to their gums).
  • Freeze or chill a wet wash cloth that has been soaked in water or breast milk. Let baby chew on it or use it instead of your finger for a gum massage.
  • If your baby is eating solids, feed them chilled foods to numb their mouth. Put a fruit puree in the fridge before offering it or try a mesh feeder filled with cold fruit.
  • Teething toys can work great. However, the best teething toys are things like solid, BPA-, phthalate-, latex- and PVC-free rings or plush teething toys made from safe materials. Experts caution against using teethers with liquid inside since you can’t be certain of exactly what’s in them and there’s a risk of the baby chewing through the toy and the liquid escaping. Put solid teething rings in the fridge to get them nice and cold before allowing baby to gnaw on them.
  • If your baby is waking up in the middle of the night screaming or extremely fussy, talk to your pediatrician about an over-the-counter pain reliever. Follow your doctor’s instructions for the dose and frequency and always read the product label carefully.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of distraction! If your baby’s teething pain is making them cranky and nothing seems to work, distract them. Take them for a walk, give them a bath or read them stories.
  • Wipe up the drool. Excessive drooling from teething can irritate the skin around the mouth, making matters worse. Try to keep the area dry by wiping off drool frequently with a clean cloth. If necessary, apply a water-based lotion or cream to soothe the skin.

Teething Remedies to Avoid

There are tons of natural teething remedies on the market and they sound so great. Who wouldn’t want an all-natural, homeopathic solution? However, not all remedies are actually safe. As noted above, parents should avoid liquid teething rings. Here are some other baby teething remedies that you’ll want to skip:

  • Baby teething necklaces and bracelets are popular among parents looking for a natural teething remedy. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that amber teething necklaces are a choking and strangulation hazard and there’s not enough scientific evidence to show they really work. Don’t allow a baby to wear teething jewelry unsupervised and especially not while sleeping. If mom or dad is the one wearing the teething necklace, you’ll still want to be extremely careful. If you do decide to purchase teething jewelry, buy it from a reputable source in a package that has the materials labeled. Opt for designs that don’t have small pieces. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a report about an infant getting lead poisoning from a homeopathic magnetic hematite healing bracelet. Her parents purchased the bracelet for teething purposes from a local artisan.
  • Over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine are not safe. The FDA found that products, such as Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Orabase, and more, carry serious risks and offer almost no benefit for treating teething pain in babies. Benzocaine can cause a rare but sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia. The disorder reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood stream.
  • Homeopathic teething tablets are another natural teething remedy the FDA urges parents to stay away from. In lab testing, they found varying amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in these homeopathic teething tablets. In many cases, the amount far exceeded what the product claimed on the label. Researchers noted that in children under the age of two, the body’s response to the substance was unpredictable and the tablets put them at unnecessary risk.
  • The FDA doesn’t evaluate homeopathic teething products –and not just the tablets or necklaces – and there is no way to determine if the products’ claims are accurate or if they’re safe. If you’re looking for natural teething remedies, your best bet is to take the most natural route possible, which is giving your baby a gum massage with your finger!

When to Start Brushing Baby’s Teeth

You can begin caring for your baby’s smile a few days after birth. Wipe down their gums with a clean, moist washcloth or gauze pad after feedings. As for when to start brushing baby’s teeth with an actual toothbrush, kick things off when their first primary tooth erupts. Use an infant-sized toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste – about the size of a grain of rice – to brush their teeth (or tooth) twice a day. When any two teeth are touching, add flossing once a day to your baby’s oral hygiene routine.

When the baby teeth come in, tooth decay can occur, which is why brushing baby teeth is so important. Don’t give your baby a bottle to sleep with in the crib, even if it’s breast milk, as it can cause what’s known as baby bottle tooth decay. The sugars from breast milk, cow’s milk and formula will sit on the teeth and when a child is sleeping, their saliva production slows down and the sugars aren’t washed away. Have children finish their bottle before bedtime or naps. During the day, only fill bottles with breast milk, formula or cow’s milk and never sugary drinks or juice.

The last step in keeping your baby’s teeth healthy throughout the teething process, is to schedule your tot’s first visit with a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday. At Innovative Pediatric Dentistry, our Naperville pediatric dental practice serves children birth through 13-years-old, including those with special needs. The bright, fun, kid-friendly office will make visits stress-free and fun and our knowledgeable team will partner with you to give your kiddo a healthy smile for life. If you have questions about baby teething or you’re ready to book your child’s first visit, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (630) 848-PEDO.

Early Teething in 3 Months Old Baby: Signs, Affects & Discomforts

Every baby is different and develops at his own pace at different ages. However, there is an approximate age that is considered to be the basic timeline when most babies start crawling, walking, or teething. This guideline is just for the parents to be prepared for their child’s developmental phase instead of getting anxious if their baby shows signs of growth either late or early. One such sign is teething early, which might put them in a frame of excitement as well as confusion. Therefore, parents need to have enough knowledge about helping their babies transition into this new phase. Let’s take a look at some common questions parents usually have about teething.

Can Babies Start Teething at 3 Months of Age?

Generally, most babies start teething when they are four to six months old. This guideline doesn’t apply to every baby. Some babies don’t start teething until they are a year old, and some might be born with one or two teeth. There are few babies who start teething before they are three months old, but their parents should not worry. There is nothing wrong with a baby teething at 3 months.

Signs of Teething in 3-Month-Old Babies

Most parents expect their babies to teeth when they are around 6 months old, so if their baby has started teething early, they might miss the symptoms. The symptoms of early teething are exactly the same as right-time teething. The common symptoms are:

  • Increased Drooling – Babies drool a lot, but when they start teething, or their teeth start to emerge, their drooling increases.
  • Irritability – Babies become fussier and irritable when they are teething. As their teeth erupt, the teeth erode their gums and in turn cause them discomfort. To express the discomfort, infants resort to whining or crying.
  • Swollen Gums – When the teeth erupt but are not completely emerged, the gums get swollen. It might also cause minor bruising or some redness a few days before the teeth erupt.
  • Decreased Appetite – The baby loses his interest in eating as his gums are swollen and eating makes them hurt more.
  • Mild Fever- Teething doesn’t cause high fever in infants, but it may cause a mild fever. However, you must consult a paediatrician if the temperature exceeds 38.1 degrees C or 100.6 F.

How Can Early Teething Affect the Mother’s and Baby’s Health?

Early teething can affect the mother’s and the infant’s health in the following ways:

1. Effect on Breastfeeding

Mothers wonder what will happen to breastfeed when their infant starts teething. The baby bites the breast when breastfeeding. The mothers should gently pull the child away if he bites, and express through words like “no” or “ouch” to reiterate biting is not right. The baby won’t understand immediately, but eventually, he will get the point. Try using the same words and the same tone every time you want to tell him not to bite. If the kid still bites, the mother can pump her milk and store it, to feed it later in a bottle.

2. Baby’s Mouth Development

Early teething requires parents to take the infant to a paediatric dentist. The doctor would evaluate the health and development of the teething gums of your 3-month-old and will advise on activities and issues that can affect the development.

For good mouth development, parents should keep an eye on the wear and tear of the feeding bottle nipple for the kids who bottle feed or use pacifiers. Teething babies gnaw on the milk bottle nipple or pacifier, and the tip of the nipple can tear away and pose a choking hazard for the baby. Even if the nipple is not noticeably worn, still regular changing is recommended.

How Can Parents Help Ease Their 3-Month-Old Teething Infant’s Discomfort?

Parents often wonder how to comfort their babies when they are teething. Here are some teething remedies parents can use to help ease their teething infant’s discomfort:

1. Teething Mittens

Most babies try to chew their hands when they are teething. For an infant who can’t hold objects and put them in his mouth, a teething mitten is a perfect solution. Put a teething mitten on the baby’s hand, and they will chew on it instead of their hand. Teething mittens also provide a sensory stimulation with their bright colours and varied textures.

2. Hand Teether

Hand teethers are small and colourful teething toys. They are specifically shaped and designed to soothe the aching gums of the baby. They are shaped like a hand and are filled with water, or another liquid with fingers made perfectly to let your baby scratch any nook or cranny of their gums. Parents can cool them in the refrigerator to provide extra teething relief to the baby’s swollen gums.

3. Teething Pacifier

Teething pacifiers are similar to regular pacifiers with a few modifications made for teething babies. They are made with different textures to stimulate the baby’s mouth and soothe their gums. To make them resistant to chewing and biting, they are made of silicone,  a more resistant material.

Does Early Teething Mean Early Introduction of Solids?

Parents often wonder if they should start feeding their child solid food as soon as the child starts teething. As a general guideline, babies should not be introduced to solid foods until they are six months old. The three-month-old kid’s belly is not ready for solid food. If you see your kids chew things more due to early teething, provide the kid with safe and hygienic toys to nibble on. Feed the child solid food when he or she is ready or as per the advice of their doctor.

Does Early Teething Mean That the Infant Is Going to be Smart?

Early teething is not a sign of intelligence or smartness. Some babies’ teeth early but like most babies, they too get a full set of 20 primary or ‘milk’ teeth by the age of three. Teething early or on time has no relation to smartness or enhanced development of your baby. When your child gets a tooth or two, be sure to clean the area around the teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush or a damp washcloth.

Early teething can cause worry in parents of a three-month-old baby. But, you need not get anxious and think of it as something abnormal. Early teething is normal, and the child is developing right. Take care of the infant while he is teething and enjoy the phase.

Also Read:

Teething Order in Infants
Is Diarrhea a Symptom While Teething
Effective Tips to Make Teething Baby Sleep

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Soothing Your Teething 3 Month Old

Kute Keiki strives to provide information on natural teething remedies for teething babies and does not recommend giving your child conventional forms of relief. It is important as parents and guardians to make informed decisions. There are many teething relief options available to soothe a teething baby.

It is agreed that a baby reaching teething age can be a stressful experience, especially when infants are showing early signs and symptoms of teething at 3 months. However, the safety and health of your child is a priority.

Some parents experience babies teething at 2 months old, with concerns for how to resolve teething symptoms and conventional options. Although over-the-counter options are quick forms of relief, it is necessary to rationalize the effects of such methods and how this can influence your childʻs development.

Conventional forms of relief include Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or other prescriptions with ingredients including benzocaine or lidocaine.

According to the FDA, benzocaine and lidocaine products have been shown to cause shortness of breath and even death. These active ingredients can inhibit the optimal transport of oxygen in the blood to different tissues in the body. This is also known as methemoglobinemia. The FDA no longer recommends products containing these active ingredients.

The FDA has also warned parents, guardians and medical practitioners to take caution in dosing children with products containing acetaminophen. This is the active ingredient in Tylenol and Ibuprofen.

In 2011, the FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee called for a label change from “pain-relief” to “fever-reducer,” since acetaminophen was shown to be more effective for fevers in adolescents. The concentration of acetaminophen was also changed due to a confusion and incorrect dosage for children under 2. Under high concentrations, acetaminophen can be harmful to the liver from overproduction of toxic metabolites in the body.

The most effective way to soothe a teething baby, especially in early teething development, are natural teething remedies. Studies have shown that cuddle therapy and gum rubbing are much more effective than analgesics. This also reduces the potential of any health risks from conventional methods.

Late Teething in Babies : Causes and Complications

Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 / Category Blog / No Comments

Teething in babies happens between 4 and 15 months of age. Delayed or late teething is normal these days and not a cause for concern until your baby is 15 months old. If the delay is longer than 18 months, you should consult a pediatric dentist, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

General Baby Teething Schedule

At about seven months of age, your baby’s lower-front row should sport his first teeth. After four months i.e., at 11 months of age, he should ideally have four teeth in his mouth.

From now on, four teeth will be added to the set after every four months, until he turns 27 months old. That means at 15 months, there should ideally be 8 teeth and at 19 months, 12 teeth.

Likewise, at 23 months, your baby will have 16 teeth in his mouth and his last set of milk teeth is likely to appear at 27 months of age.


Causes for Delayed Teething

There are several causes behind late teething in babies ranging from mild to severe. We have tried to list the main causes of this problem.

  • Genetic: Your baby’s genetic makeup can be a cause for late teething. If either or both of you had this problem as a baby, then don’t be surprised if your baby has it now.
  • Fibrosis: Fibrosis is a condition of having thick gums that prevent teeth from erupting. This causes a delay in teeth eruption to some extent.
  • Lack of nutrition: Inadequate nutrition can hamper the growth of bones and tissues in children. This happens when your baby is not provided with adequate breast milk or formula milk with vitamins and calcium.
  • Hormones: Insufficient hormone production by the thyroid and pituitary glands can affect your baby’s overall growth and development resulting in delayed teething.
  • Diseases and medication: Diseases affecting the immune system such as anaemia, cancer, HIV and certain medications like chemo and phenytoin are also linked to delayed teething in babies.
  • Injuries: Accidental injury in the jaw bone can damage the tooth buds inside the gums causing delayed or no teething.
  • Impacted teeth: Sometimes teeth can get stuck in the gums due to lack of space, the presence of a cyst or tilted position, which can cause a delay in eruption.

Complications of late teething

Some of the serious complications of late teething in babies are:

  • Deformed jaw bones and asymmetrical face: Delay in teeth eruption can gradually cause the jaw bone to shrink, which can lead to facial sagging.
  • Crooked permanent teeth: Delayed eruption of milk teeth can obstruct the growth of the permanent teeth. This can cause crooked permanent teeth.
  • Delay in chewing food: Late teething makes your baby incapable of chewing foods at the right time.
  • Hyperdontia: Known as supernumerary teeth, this is a condition where your baby has more than the required number of teeth. You will notice two sets of teeth, both the milk and permanent coming up parallelly.
  • Formation of cysts: The permanent tooth can get impacted to the extent of damaging tissues and forming cysts.

Delayed teething also forewarns the possible dental cavities your baby is likely to suffer from in his growing years. Avoid these complications by consulting a pediatric dentist without fail.

How to Survive Your Baby Teething

April 26, 2016 • Feel Good / Mindfulness

You will survive! Here are all the tips and tricks you need to get you and your baby through teething.



Congratulations – your baby is teething! What does that mean for your child and the rest of the family? It may mean a little bit of pain for both baby and parent, or even a sleepless night or two. But all of you will survive intact with this guide – and then you can introduce your little one to solid foods and teeth brushing!


“I used frozen watermelon or other fruit that you can cut big enough so they don’t choke. She used to suck and chew on it until her gums felt better.” – Amber, Centennial, CO


When do babies start teething?


While most babies will begin teething around 6 months of age, this number varies widely. Some children won’t begin teething until they’re 12 months old, while some start teething at 3 months old. Some children are even born with a tooth or two! Most children will have all of their 20 primary baby teeth by the time they’re 3 years old.


Usually, the four front top teeth and two front bottom teeth (incisors) emerge from the gums first. Most children will sprout their lower teeth first, and then the upper teeth will follow in another 1 to 2 months. Incisors usually emerge first since they are relatively thin and sharp compared to our other teeth.


Once your child’s back molars start growing in, the teething pain can intensify. Molars often appear around 12 months of age, and unsurprisingly, they cause more pain simply because they are the biggest teeth. They’re big, fat and broad-surfaced, meaning they have to tear away and break down much more gum tissue to come through.


Following your child’s first set of molars, she’s likely to next grow her canines – the teeth between the molars and incisors – and then by the age of 2, sprout her second set of molars. (Yes, she’ll have to go through the teething pain of molars twice!) Since her front teeth and back molars will likely appear before her canines, your baby is probably going to have a gappy smile at first – that’s totally normal! Just enjoy her gappy grin before your baby’s canines come in.


“We froze Go-Gurts for my daughter. She loved them! To this day she thinks that’s how you’re supposed to eat them.” – Jennifer, Mary Esther, FL


Why some babies teeth early and some teeth late


When attempting to answer the question “When do babies start teething?” we need to keep in mind that all babies are a little different, and the age at which or rate at which your baby teethes is mostly dependent on his genetics. So if you’re a family of early teethers, there’s a good chance your baby will end up one, too.


The key is not to panic since “normal” is a huge spectrum. Unlike the growth of your baby’s body, the appearance of your baby’s first teeth is not influenced by his nutrition or health – those teeth will emerge when they’re good and ready!




In rare cases, babies may be born with teeth (known as natal teeth). If the natal tooth is loose, your doctor will likely remove it to prevent your baby from accidentally swallowing it and choking. If the natal tooth is still firmly in the gums, your doctor will probably advise you to do little more than monitor it and keep it clean.


If your baby is still toothless on his first birthday, that’s not cause for concern either. If you’re worried, a dentist can perform an x-ray to check that teeth are present in your baby’s jaw – they’re just taking their time to sprout.


“My son loves to chew on a wooden spoon. It calms him down and keeps him busy so he forgets about the pain.” – Claire, Parker, CO


What are signs and symptoms of teething?


Babies experience all sorts of not-very-fun symptoms when they’re teething. In a study published in Pediatrics, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation followed 125 children from their 3-month checkup through their first birthday. The researchers found that during teething, children experienced a significant increase in:


  • Biting

  • Drooling

  • Gum rubbing

  • Sucking

  • Irritability

  • Wakefulness

  • Ear rubbing

  • Facial rash

  • Decreased appetite

  • Mild temperature


Teething babies will likely bite and chew in order to relieve the soreness and swelling they feel from the tooth before it comes through the gums. Usually, teething symptoms begin 3 to 5 days before a tooth breaks through the gum line, and then disappear after the tooth appears – only to reappear in preparation for the next tooth to come.


Although scientists aren’t sure why teething babies drool so much, one theory suggests that as babies move their jaws, all that biting and gnawing simulates eating, which in turn causes the salivary glands to produce saliva – even though your baby does need it. Unfortunately, all that excessive saliva can mean more than just a messy baby – drooling during teething can cause a rash to appear around the mouth or where it pools under chubby baby chins on the neck or chest, so do your best to keep these areas clean and dry and treat any infections with a topical anti-inflammatory cream.


Some babies may have teething blisters. These small blood blisters commonly appear where the tooth will erupt. They might look a little gruesome but they’re nothing to worry about. Fluid builds up on the gum which can create the blood blister. When the tooth breaks through, the blister will burst. Your baby might have a mouthful of blood, but there’s no need to be alarmed – that means the tooth has broken through and the blister has resolved itself.


Once baby teeth do emerge, they sometimes look crooked, discolored or widely spaced. Discoloration wears off as babies start eating a normal, healthy diet, and crooked teeth and gap-toothed smiles may shift as more teeth grow in.


Many babies don’t seem to be affected by teething at all. If you’re parent to such a lucky baby, count your blessings!


“My son hates teething rings but loves chewing on his fingers, so I got him a teether shaped like a hand and he loves chewing on it. That and Infants’ Advil are my lifesavers.” – Ashley, Shippensburg, PA


Why do babies get diarrhea and fevers when they teeth?


The real question is: does teething genuinely cause diarrhea and fevers? Or is this just an old wives’ tale?


That teething causes a whole host of health problems – like coughing, sneezing, diarrhea or inconsolable crying – has long been taken for granted. In recent years, however, research has revealed that some of these “truths” are probably more likely myths.


Teething babies indeed experience discomfort that can lead to fussiness or some difficulty falling asleep. But most doctors agree that normal teething does not cause acute pain – it’s more of a dull pain that can be treated with teething toys, infant Tylenol or simply by distracting your baby with a game. If your baby is grumpy all day and disinterested in engaging in other activities, she may be ill, not just teething.


So how do you tell the difference between teething pains and something serious? If your baby’s fever is running at 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.8 degrees Celsius) or higher, if she’s experiencing congestion, sleep disturbance, coughing, or vomiting, it’s best to call or visit the doctor in order to rule out a more serious problem like an ear infection. Furthermore, if your baby is having diarrhea, it’s likely because of something like a tummy virus or food intolerance or allergy. Some teething babies may experience loose stools from swallowing all of the extra saliva teething produces, but if your baby’s bowel movements are more numerous, explosive or accompanied by blood or mucus, consult your pediatrician.


If your baby’s symptoms last longer than a few days – and no tooth erupts – then something else besides teething might be happening.


“My son’s amber teething necklace worked wonders for him. He would wear it and not even realize it was there.” –Molly, Hickory, NC


How to relieve teething pain: The most effective teething remedies


Gum Massage


Even before your baby begins teething, practice regular gum massage and rinsing his mouth out after feedings. Not only will that help cultivate good oral health from the start, but also it will get your baby used to the sensation of having his mouth cleaned – so hopefully he won’t fight you further on down the line when he has teeth that need brushing.


The ISSA™ mikro is an electric toothbrush made especially for babies that you can use for gum massage from the beginning, and continue to use for brushing once your baby’s teeth start coming through. Check out our full guide to brushing for more details.


Continue with regular gum massage through the teething stage – it will help relieve pressure on your baby’s sore gums and break up the gum tissue so that teeth can erupt less painfully.


Cold treatment


Just as an athlete’s sore and aching muscles are soothed with the help of a cold compress, so are your infant’s teething gums. Many parents swear by nothing more than a cold, wet, clean rag or spoon for their child to gnaw on. Other parents use chilled celery, bananas, carrots or popsicles to provide cooling relief – just be cautious of choking.




If you’re worried about the choking hazard of chilled fruits or vegetables, you can try using a feeder. These handy little devices are basically a mesh net, inside of which you place the chunk of pear, peach apple – whatever it may be. Your baby can then chew on the food inside the feeder without any risk of choking. Once the food inside the feeder is entirely pulverized, you can rinse it out and machine wash it clean.


Pain-relieving gels


Many parents have used topical gels to great success, but in recent years the FDA has warned that teething gels come with risks for children under 2. These medicated gels contain benzocaine, which help numb sore gums, but if swallowed, can numb the throat and interfere with your baby’s gag reflex. In very rare instances, benzocaine can also cause methemoglobinemia, a serious condition in which the amount of oxygen in the blood drops dangerously low. While these risks are relatively small, it’s enough to motivate many parents to try some of these different pain-relieving tactics instead.


Regular sleep


Not all babies adhere to a regular napping schedule, but as much as possible, help your baby stay well-rested through the teething process. If your teething baby is having trouble sleeping, you can try medications like Infant Tylenol (if they’re under 6 months old) or Children’s Motrin (if they’re over 6 months old). Motrin fights inflammation, which is especially effective at reducing the pain of teething.


Skin protection


To keep your baby’s skin on his face, chin, neck and chest clean and dry, use a bib. Some parents also like to use a mild ointment like petroleum jelly to mitigate skin infections caused by all that drool.


Keep your baby full


Sometimes the pain of teething discourages children from eating. So, before meal time, let your baby chew on something cold to first relieve the pain, and then hopefully they’ll feel more like eating.


“Frozen fruit cut up small – strawberries, melon, cucumber and watermelon cut into spears. And his vibrating teether.” – Sulen, Whittier, CA


Best toys for teething


Toys work wonders at distracting from the pain of teething – especially teethers!




Keep these fun fruit-shaped teethers in the fridge or freezer for the next bout of teething pains your baby experiences. They’re also easily cleaned, easy for tiny fingers to grasp and hold and made from high quality grade silicone.


The Snuggin elephant is a stuffed animal not only gives your child something safe and gentle to gnaw on, but it’s also convenient for transportation – velcro pockets mean you can store toys inside to take on-the-go. Its looped hand allows parents to strap in any pacifier or teether in for easy access.


These banana and corn teethers are convenient, safe and adorable – these mini silicone gum massagers look as cute as they are effective.


Baby bandana bibs keep tiny chins and necks as clean and dry as possible when your child’s struck with the case of the teething drools – plus they’re available in fun and stylish colors and fabrics that are easily machine washable.


Frozen whole wheat bagels– my daughter loved them and they were good for her, too! –Jillian, Timberlake, NC


Once your baby’s teeth come in, you’ll need to know how to keep baby teeth clean and healthy – check out our full brushing guide or visit FOREO.com.


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Teething in children

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Every parent is looking forward to the appearance of the first teeth in their baby. Unfortunately, this exciting process is not always pleasant for the baby himself.

Parents are faced with the task of helping the child overcome painful sensations and detect deviations in time. How to understand that teeth have begun to climb and what to do first? We will tell you in this article.

Symptoms of teething in children

Some parents, noticing a deterioration in the well-being of their baby, mistakenly believe that it is all the fault of a cold or a caught virus.It’s all about similar primary signs, which can confuse a parent.

In order not to waste time on unnecessary treatment, remember the main symptoms of the first teething:

  • Fever.

Sometimes the temperature can jump up to 38 degrees, especially at night. Don’t worry, this is normal. Pay attention to the nature of its manifestation and its duration.

If the high temperature lasts longer than 3-4 days, then be sure to show the baby to the doctor!

  • Swelling of the gums.

The most striking symptom of a baby’s teething. You can feel a small seal on the baby’s gum yourself. The swelling lasts no more than two days and is usually accompanied by redness.

An abscess or abscess may form on the gums. This is due to the introduction of infection.

If they do not go away, and the child’s condition only worsens, then you need to contact the dentist.

  • Profuse salivation.

Due to constant itching, the child pulls various objects into his mouth, tries to chew on them and asks for a pacifier.During this period, the baby secretes a large amount of saliva, which is also a sure sign of teething.

Within a few days, the baby may have a digestive upset.

Temporary teeth

  • Sequence

Teeth appear first on the lower jaw. Next comes the formation of the top row.

Lateral incisors, on the contrary, first climb on the upper, and after the lower jaw. The fangs and molars are the last to erupt.

The exact timing of the eruption cannot be determined. It all depends on the child’s body, its genetic indicators and how the pregnancy went.

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View Upper jaw (months) Lower jaw (months)
Lower incisor 7 to 12 6 to 10
upper incisor 8 to 14 7 to 13
primary premolar 13 to 24 12 to 20
canine 16 to 22 16 to 23
Secondary premolar 25 to 30 20 to 32

Permanent teeth

  • Sequence

bite.This process should be carefully monitored, following all the recommendations of specialists.

The first molars to appear on the lower jaw, then on the upper. The milk teeth also fall out first, the lower ones, and then molars are cut in their place. Only then do the upper teeth begin to change.

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View Upper jaw (years) Lower jaw (years)
Lower incisor 7 to 8 6 to 7
upper incisor 8 to 9 7 to 8
Primary premolar 6 to 7 6 to 7
canine 11 to 12 9 to 10
secondary premolar 12 to 13 11 to 13
third molar 17 to 21 17 to 21


How long does a child’s teething last?

Two to six days.During this time, the child has unpleasant symptoms.

How to prevent damage to the milk bite?

  • Train your child to oral hygiene from the first months of life.
  • Use correct nutrition for your baby.
  • Show the baby to the pediatric dentist periodically.

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How to help your child with teething

The appearance of a newborn in a family is an indescribable joy.Great relief comes when the period of infantile colic has passed. And as soon as moms and dads relax and start enjoying life, a new problem appears – teething. And everything starts all over again …

In order to somehow help their baby, parents are ready to do anything: buy, apply on teeth, cover up, drip, etc. During this period, TV advertising “Teething drops” fits very well. Parents run to the pharmacy, give a miracle cure to the child, but there is no result.Another ad is Teething Gels. Rather to the pharmacy. And there was no result, and there is still no result.

STOP! In this situation, you need to stop. Remember that people have lived on the planet for a long time. And children are constantly faced with teething. Yes, sometimes it brings discomfort to both the baby and his entire family. But this is completely normal! You should have a little patience and you can forget about teething like a bad dream.

Medicines for teething

The first thing parents think about when faced with the problem of teething is how to help the baby? What products to buy at the pharmacy? Let’s deal with all their diversity.

Gels with local anesthetics

Currently, there are 2 pain relievers found in dental gels: benzocaine and lidocaine.

1. Benzocaine.

Benzocaine has been banned from use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The reason for the ban is toxicity and lack of safety. Benzocaine medications can cause methemoglobinemia, the main symptoms of which are gray-brown skin, lips and nails, headache, shortness of breath, tachycardia, nausea, and even death.

These symptoms may appear several minutes or hours after benzocaine use.

2. Lidocaine.

This remedy can cause numbness in the throat and, consequently, impairment of the function of swallowing. Failure to comply with the dosage leads to violations of the cardiovascular system, convulsions, allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock and death.

Since 2014, lidocaine has been banned for use in teething by the US FDA.

Homeopathic gels

There seems to be nothing wrong with homeopathy – after all, there is no active substance in such preparations. And if children become calmer after them, then we can remember the placebo effect. They smeared the gums – the parents calmed down – the child calmed down.

However, there is still a catch. In 2016, a number of homeopathic dental medicines were withdrawn due to the detection of a toxic concentration of belladonna in the composition of these products.As a result of the use of these drugs, children experienced convulsions, difficulty breathing, lethargy.

Herbal gels and anti-inflammatories

Theoretically, these drugs can be used, but one should not forget that they are able to wash out of the oral cavity after a few minutes. From this it is clear that the effect of them will not last long and the child will start crying again. At the same time, you need to remember about the likelihood of allergic reactions and individual intolerance.

What, then, to smear with?

Nothing. The American and Canadian Dental Associations do not recommend any gels for teething in children.

How parents can help your baby:

1. Give your baby pre-chilled rubber or silicone teethers. If they contain liquid inside, they must be refrigerated in the refrigerator, not in the freezer. When cleaning teethers, do not boil them, as high temperatures can damage the plastic.

2. Offer your baby teether toys with a ribbed silicone or latex surface.

3. If the child has already learned to eat solid foods, offer chilled pieces of fruits and vegetables, as well as drying. This is a good way to distract your child from painful sensations. The main thing is to be near the child at this time and make sure that he does not choke.

4. Offer breastfeeding more often (when breastfeeding). The baby calms down thanks to the action of several factors at once: massage of the gums, proximity to mom and the soothing effect of milk itself.

5. Give chilled water from a sippy cup or bottle (suitable for babies over 6 months old).

6. Massage the gums of the crumbs with clean fingers or special silicone fingertips.

7. Just be there during this difficult period, often hug, hold in your arms, stroke and try to distract.

8. In case of severe pain, give the baby pain relievers (you need to consult a pediatrician!).Children’s Nurofen or Paracetamol will help relieve pain syndrome. The dosage is calculated based on the weight of the child.

9. The American Academy of Pediatrics gives a rather unusual advice for a Russian person: let the child chew damp rags or socks that have been pre-cooled for 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator.

10. Continuously wipe excess saliva from your baby’s lips and chin. This will prevent the occurrence of irritation and thereby alleviate the suffering of the crumb.Additionally, you can apply a neutral baby cream to the mouth area.

Do not worry. After all the “torment” the teeth will finally appear. And now your task is to keep them clean and healthy. Solemnly hand your baby his first toothbrush and baby paste (0+), and boldly brush your teeth in the morning and in the evening.

Cholisal® teething gel for children – teething remedy

Teething in a child is a natural physiological process, the beginning of which many parents are looking forward to.The first milk teeth begin to appear at 6-8 months, and by the age of 2.5-3, all 20 are usually grown. For many babies, this period is quite painful and difficult. In rare cases, teething does not manifest itself with any symptoms, and parents discover new teeth by accident. It is a natural desire to protect your child from pain and discomfort. Fortunately, when teething, you no longer need to resort to traditional medicine and spend sleepless nights calming your baby. Modern dental remedies come to the rescue when teething the first teeth in children, which have anesthetic and anti-inflammatory effects.

How to understand that teeth are erupting

Teething in infants under one year old and in an older baby can be accompanied by a whole range of symptoms, which parents often confuse with signs of other diseases.

  • The child becomes irritable and moody. During the period of teething, the baby is not yet able to say or show that something hurts him. Meanwhile, discomfort can bother him all the time. Therefore, if the baby is constantly naughty and crying, it’s time to examine his gums.
  • The gums are swollen and reddened. If you find such a symptom, this is a sure sign that teeth will appear soon and it may be worth considering using gum gel for teething.
  • The temperature has risen. Unfortunately, this symptom often worries babies. Fever is the body’s response to gum disease. Therefore, it is better if the gel during teething in children has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • The baby sucks fingers, chews toys. The fact is that when the teeth are erupting, the gums itch and thereby bother the baby. To avoid the development of infection, it is better to give your child a special teether toy, which should be washed more often.
  • Increased salivation. This is another sign of the imminent appearance of teeth. It is better to wipe the saliva gently to avoid irritation around the mouth.
  • The child does not sleep well and refuses to eat. Teeth are cut not only during the day but also at night. Therefore, the baby cannot fall asleep or often wakes up from pain. Refusal to eat also worries parents. Teething pain gel helps to cope with these problems.
  • The kid rubs his ears and cheeks. This is because discomfort and pain can extend beyond the gums.
  • A slight cough appeared. The symptom is due to increased salivation. Don’t worry if there are no other signs of a cold or allergy.
  • Hematomas on the gums. This also happens. As a rule, hematomas resolve on their own. A cold compress helps to relieve the condition.

Gel Cholisal® for teething

To relieve unpleasant symptoms and prevent the growth of bacteria in the oral cavity, parents can use a special teething agent, for example, Cholisal® dental children’s tooth gel. It has a local analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

Teething gel helps to fight against pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity thanks to the antiseptic included in the composition. This is important, since during this period the child likes to gnaw objects that sometimes injure the baby’s delicate gums, which can provoke inflammation caused by the activity of pathogens. Teething pain relieving gel Cholisal® begins to act in 2-3 minutes. In this case, the analgesic effect lasts from 2 to 8 hours.Cholisal® dental gel for teething children is available over the counter without a prescription.

How to use Cholisal® gum gel in children

Cholisal® Teething Relief Gel is intended for topical use. The tool is applied 2-3 times a day before meals (for pain relief), after meals and before bedtime. On a clean finger, you need to squeeze a strip of gel 0.5 cm long and rub with light massaging movements into the affected areas of the baby’s gums.Teething gel in infants and infants (up to one year old) should be used with caution. It is best to consult a doctor.

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The period of teething begins in a child from about 6 months to 30 months. At this age, milk teeth erupt and grow. Then, at the age of 5-14 years, they are replaced with molars.

Teething in a child is often accompanied by a number of unpleasant sensations: gums itch, salivation increases, sleep and appetite worsen, and pain occurs.However, parents with the right actions can alleviate the condition of the baby and help him “survive” teething.

Terms of teething

The time when teeth appear is individual for each child. However, you can call the “average time” when this or that tooth erupts.

  • 6-8 months – the first two teeth appear, located in the center of the lower jaw.
  • 8 months – two upper central teeth erupt.
  • 8-12 months – the upper lateral incisors are erupting.
  • 9-12 months – lower lateral incisors.
  • 14-20 months – chewing teeth erupt both on the lower and upper jaws.
  • The first canines grow for 1.5-2 years.
  • 2-3 years the rest of the teeth appear.

Teething symptoms

Typical teething symptoms:

  • redness of the gums,
  • increased salivation,
  • itchy gums,
  • pain in the gums in the area of ​​the growing tooth.

These unpleasant manifestations lead to the fact that the child’s moodiness, tearfulness increases, sleep worsens, and appetite disappears. Itchy gums make the child pull objects into their mouths. Temperature rise and diarrhea are also possible. Sometimes there is coughing and vomiting, which are caused by saliva entering the stomach or airways.

Typically, teething symptoms appear 3-5 days before the tip of the tooth emerges from the gingival mucosa.Then the symptoms disappear.

Sometimes a small bruise can be seen on the gum in the area of ​​the erupting tooth. In some cases, there may be slight bleeding from the gums.

Difficulties arising from teething

  • Prolonged absence of teeth. This is possible for genetically determined reasons or may be a pathological condition. In the second case, it may be adentia – a condition in which the formation of tooth buds was impaired in the child.
  • Incorrect order of appearance of teeth.
  • Aphthous stomatitis. It is characterized by the appearance of purulent ulcers on the gingival mucosa.
  • Enamel hypoplasia. It develops even before the eruption of teeth.
  • Formation of an irregular bite.

How to facilitate teething

Parents can help their baby “survive” the eruption of milk teeth, reduce itching and pain in the gums.To do this, you can give him special teethers that he can chew on, and also massage his gums.

Also available at the pharmacy and rub in special anesthetic gels several times a day to help relieve itching and pain. Talk to your pediatrician for any teething medications or gels. The doctor will recommend the most suitable ones and tell you how to apply them.

If all the standard deadlines have passed, and teething does not occur, it is worth contacting a pediatric dentist and conducting an examination that will make it possible to find out whether the tooth rudiments are present, whether the child has edentulousness.

Care of teeth after teething

It is very important to start caring for your teeth immediately after eruption. It is recommended to clean the first teeth with a piece of gauze or a special soft baby brush without toothpaste. And from the age of two, you can use children’s toothpastes.

Pathologies of milk teeth can damage the rudiments of molars. Proper care of baby teeth and regular visits to the pediatric dentist will help to avoid this. It is worth visiting the dentist several times a year for preventive purposes.If there are signs of caries or other dental problems, an urgent need to consult a doctor.