Published: Jan 18, 2017 | By: Richard Caven
Just when you finally get your child to consistently sleep through the night it seems like your toddler will begin teething, or the process where the baby teeth break through the gums. While teething often begins during the child's infant stage of life, the most uncomfortable teething usually occurs when the child is anywhere from 24 to 36 months old. That's when the molars begin to break through the gum line.
It's fairly easy to tell when your child is teething, as there are a number of symptoms that will likely come to fruition. These include:
If you suspect your child is teething, you can verify such by carefully looking inside of his or her mouth or running a clean finger across the gum line to see if you feel any teeth breaking through the gums.
As we noted in the opening, teething can be trying times for both parents and their children. Unfortunately, it's a milestone that your child needs to happen. The good news, however, is that with a little bit of know-how, you can help relive any pain or discomfort that your youngster may be experiencing as a result of teething. Here's a closer look at some of the top tips to relieve teething pain:
Like we said earlier, there are several effective things that you can do to help manage your toddler's pain or discomfort while they're teething. Here's a look:
Hopefully, the above tips work. If they don't, however, just remember that teething is only temporary. By your child's third birthday, they should have all of their teeth in and you'll be free from the perils of teething forever and on to handle other things.
For more information on how to manage your child's teething discomfort, contact Caven Dental today.
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