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Did you know that your teeth can cause you pain when they are growing in? Because we do not remember most of our childhood, it is easy to forget how the process of teething that occurs when teeth erupt above the gum line can be painful and discomforting. Knowing this, it is important to help keep teething pain at a minimum in your loved ones with the following tips:

– Various treatment techniques that can be used to help treat teething in children include using cool or damp materials gently pressed against your child’s gums, such as gauze pads, small spoons, cold utensils, teething rings, and even your finger if it has been disinfected.
– As soon as teeth begin to break the surface of the gums, teething routines should be implemented to help your child.
– Typical signs and symptoms that your child may be teething include an increase in irritability, excessive fussiness, issues and abnormalities with sleeping, a loss of appetite, and even drooling more than usual.
– If during teeth, your child displays any extreme symptoms, such as fevers, rashes, and diarrhea, contact their pediatrician as soon as you can.

If you would like Dr. Brent Porter and our team at Brent J Porter DDS to bring your child in for an oral exam to determine which health care treatment is best for them, please contact our pediatric office in Santa Cruz, California, by calling us at 831-459-9802. We can get your child on the path to smiles for miles!