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Teething isn’t fun, for the baby or for their parents. The eruption of pearly whites from the jaw through the gums is painful, so your baby will likely be crying a lot to help you see that something’s not fun for them. Since we want you to be able to get through this phase as easily as possible, we’ve put together this info on how to support your baby with soothing while they’re teething.

With a clean finger, gently rub the gums for about two minutes. Although it’s likely that your child won’t like this soothing at first, they will become familiar with it in time and enjoy the calming effect of your finger massaging their gums. (As a tip, try running cold water over your finger before massaging your child’s gums; the cold temperature will also calm your child.) Be sure to give your child objects okay for chewing, like teething rings. Finally, speak with us about whether using a pain reliever is right for your child. If it is, we will give you information on the specific dosage, proper timing and other usage instructions for the medicine.

Adaptive Dental Associates would be thrilled to see you at their Phillipsburg, New Jersey, location; dial 908-847-4498 to arrange your next visit with our dental professionals for a better smile today.