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Navigating the Teething Stage | Kids Dentist in Providence

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Teething is a natural milestone in your child’s development, but it can be a challenging time for both baby and parents alike. At Providence Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the concerns that come with teething, and we’re here to offer guidance and support. If you’re in Providence and looking for a kids dentist, we’re here to help.

Recognizing Teething Symptoms
Teething symptoms can vary from child to child, but common signs include irritability, difficulty sleeping, excessive drooling, and loss of appetite. Your baby may also chew on their fingers or toys to relieve discomfort. While low-grade fever is normal, contact your doctor if your baby experiences high fever, rash, or diarrhea. For severe gum swelling, redness, or bleeding, it’s best to consult with a dentist.

Effective Teething Remedies
Soothing a teething baby can be challenging, but there are safe and effective remedies to try. Chilled pacifiers or teething rings can provide relief by numbing sore gums. You can also gently massage your baby’s gums with a clean finger or damp gauze. In some cases, infant Tylenol may be recommended, but always follow your healthcare provider’s advice. Avoid topical pain relievers and homeopathic teething gels, as they may pose risks to young children.

Caring for Your Baby’s New Teeth
Once your baby’s first tooth appears, it’s time to start dental care. Use a damp washcloth to wipe your baby’s teeth and gums at least twice a day, especially before bedtime. As more teeth emerge, introduce flossing or interdental brushes to clean between teeth. Schedule your child’s first dental visit by age 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth eruption. At Providence Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to make your child’s first dental experience positive and enjoyable.

If you have any questions or concerns about your teething baby’s oral health, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. We’re here to provide personalized care and support every step of the way. Schedule an appointment with our experienced team today.

Providence Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: (401) 272-3443
111 Point Street, Suite #1
Providence, RI 02903

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