If your child is screaming at the top of their lungs because they have a new tooth coming in, then you’re probably searching for the best ways to soothe their teething discomfort. No one likes to see their child in pain. So, our dentist, Dr. Marco Gutierrez, is happy to help you by giving you the teething tricks and tips you need. Those are:
-Rub your baby’s gums (Massaging the oral tissues can provide relief in the mouth. So, use a clean finger to gently rub the gums when you can. Be cautions of biting!)
-Chill your baby’s gums (You can do so by giving them chilled teething toys, frozen foods, cold spoons, etc. to chew on)
-Try giving your baby hard foods (Gnawing on hard or frozen foods can help the teeth break through the gums)
-Give your baby an over-the-counter painkiller (Acetaminophen and ibuprofen can provide your child relief from the pain for a little while. Make sure to ask your pediatrician about the recommended dosage)
-Use teething toys (Teething toys are meant to help your child break their teeth through the gums, which can provide a lot of comfort)
-Keep your baby close to you (If your baby is clingy, like most babies are, give them the comfort they need by strapping them in a baby carrier across your chest while you get your daily chores done)
To learn more about how to soothe teething discomfort in Newberg, Oregon, please contact Royal Dental Care today at 503-554-6714. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!