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Teething Tips

teethingAlthough timing varies widely, babies often begin teething by about age 6 months. The two bottom front teeth (lower central incisors) are usually the first to appear, followed by the two top front teeth (upper central incisors).

Classic signs and symptoms of teething include:

–  Drooling

–  Chewing on solid objects

–  Irritability or crankiness

–  Sore or tender gums

Dr. Rojas recommends rubbing your child’s gums with a clean wet gauze or finger.  A clean. chilled teething ring (do not dip it in sugar, syrup, honey or other foods) or a metal spoon may also ease tender gums..  If the child id still comfortable while teething you can always try some pain reliever and, if this does not work, give us a call or come see Dr. Rojas.

 

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