When you first feel the satisfaction of an infant sleeping soundly on your chest, you know you’d do anything to keep that peacefulness. And if you’re a parent, you know that it doesn’t take much to cause some fussiness!
When your little one begins teething, you can find peace and satisfaction in knowing your Racine, WI dentist is ready to help. And once those teeth start erupting, you know to call North Bay Dental before your child’s first birthday.
Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned one, prepare yourself and your child by calling us at 262-417-7326.
Get Expert Teething Knowledge From Your Racine, WI Dentist
When your baby shows signs of discomfort, you probably call your doctor. But if you see your child showing the symptoms below, you may find that some dental expertise is just what the doctor ordered.
- Increased irritability
- Loss of appetite
These are all signs of teething, and our Racine, WI dentists can help you help your little one. We’ll make sure you know what to expect and what is abnormal. For example, your child might develop what’s known as an eruption cyst. This is generally nothing to worry about and will resolve itself once your child’s tooth fully erupts.
Even though discomfort from teething is normal, we don’t want your child to simply suffer through it! Some ways to soothe a teething child include:
- Give your child a teething ring to chew on – just make sure it’s clean!
- Massage your child’s gums with your finger
- Talk to our doctors about the use of a pacifier or numbing gel
Take Care Of Your Child’s Teeth Right When They Come In
Once your child begins teething, you’ll know it’s time to start thinking about dental hygiene. If your little one has teeth, that means they can get cavities. Baby bottle tooth decay is a real condition, and we must work together to keep your child’s smile happy and healthy. Once that first tooth erupts, it’s time to:
- Take a fresh, soft toothbrush and begin brushing your child’s teeth with water.
- Pick up some special training toothpaste that is safe to swallow for children under the age of 2.
- Schedule your child’s first dental appointment before their first birthday.
Call North Bay Dental at 262-417-7326 to get started on caring for your child’s smile.