Signs of Teething

Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Emma on 23 Oct 2012, 00:22

I know of this situation where doctors disagree on whether diarrhea and fever may also be signs of teething (though most moms who've been through it will tell you they are). Even if you think you can chalk up these conditions to an about-to-arrive tooth, mention them to your doctor if they last more than a couple of days please. :) :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Sally on 23 Oct 2012, 00:26

Regardless of the symptoms your baby exhibits, you'll be desperate to give her some teething relief. Counterpressure often feels good on the gums, so offer her something hard to chew on — extra points if it's icy cold, which provides a numbing sensation. Try a frozen washcloth; a nubby teething ring or toy; or a biscuit (always supervise her). Or offer cold drinks or food. :? :?
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Utte on 23 Oct 2012, 00:28

You can also try rubbing her gums firmly with your (clean) finger — she might not appreciate this at first, but will after the pressure begins to ease her throbbing, sore gums. :lol:
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Tony on 23 Oct 2012, 00:32

There's no saying on how long or how uncomfortable the teething process will be for your baby. But there are scoops on when those little pearly whites will appear and teething symptoms (get ready for drool!), plus ways to offer your baby tried-and-true teething relief. :D
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Donat on 23 Oct 2012, 00:34

Your baby's first tooth may turn up early or take its sweet time, but once teething starts it will probably follow a fairly predictable pattern. Drool, crabbiness, and ear pulling are just a few of the signs that baby teeth are on their way. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Utte on 23 Oct 2012, 00:37

Brushing Baby's Teeth:
Even babies benefit, now and in the future — from proper tooth care. Here's how and when to start tooth brushing.
Keeping Baby's Teeth Healthy:
Pair regular brushing with nutritious foods and good habits and your little one's teeth are on track to stay in tip-top shape. ;)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Tony on 23 Oct 2012, 00:43

Early dental visits are a must if you want to keep your baby's gleaming, grinning mouthful of teeth and gums in healthy condition.
First Dental Checkup:
Plan to take your baby for a first visit to a pediatric dentist (or a dentist who is good with children) sometime between his first and second birthday (earlier if he spends his days — or nights — with a bottle in his mouth, giving him a higher chance of developing tooth decay). :) :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Emma on 23 Oct 2012, 00:46

When There's a Tooth Injury:
Don't be surprised, however, if you have to pay a call sooner; when you've got a tumbling toddler-to-be in the house, tooth injuries are almost inevitable. If you've noticed a broken tooth, clean your baby's mouth with warm water and a clean cloth and apply a cold compress on the face, over the sore spot. Then call the dentist. :o :o :)
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Sally on 23 Oct 2012, 00:48

Tiny chips in the teeth aren't anything to worry about, but your dentist will want to check for sharp edges that should be smoothed or cracks in the teeth that can lead to other problems (fractures can reach the nerve, for example, and teeth can become infected; swollen gums are a sign that this may have happened). :( :(
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Re: Signs of Teething

Postby Utte on 23 Oct 2012, 00:50

If your baby's tooth is knocked out completely, a checkup is definitely in order; the dentist will want to look for fragments of the tooth still left in the gum (although he's not likely to reimplant the tooth, which would have fallen out eventually anyway). :( :o
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