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Teething Tips from Dental Specialists

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Baby could be fussy and crying because they are uncomfortable as teeth pushing through the gums. Parents are left bewildered with what to do to ease the discomfort and pain.

Key takeaways:

  • The child is their best teacher in the regulation of pain and pressure. They will know when and how much pressure to apply to relieve their pain and discomfort.

  • You should provide a plain but solid teething ring which allows the baby to apply pressure on their own.

  • Try massaging baby’s gums with a clean finger or a cooled washcloth to provide some relief.

"It's important to respond to your baby when it comes to coping with the pain," he said in a university news release. "Your baby may want more pressure or less pressure, so it'll take a lot of experimenting to see what works and which areas of the gums are most sensitive."

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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