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Did you know that when children begin to show signs of teeth growing in their mouth, the process of teeth erupting above the gum tissue can be painful? Fortunately, it is a well-known condition called teething and can be treated with a variety of treatments. Here are some things you should know about teething:

– The first signs of teething can appear around six months of age, which is when the first tooth breaks the surface of the gums.

– Some side effects of teething can pose an increased risk to your child and should be treated immediately. This comprises various ailments such as diarrhea, fevers, and unexplained rashes.

– Teething tablets can be used for children, but should not be used for children under 2 years old, unless under the supervision of a health care professional. Instead, stick to simple teething services including teething rings, cool utensils such as spoons and gauze pads, or even clean fingers to rub against your child’s gums.

– There are many signs that can occur that can clue you into the likelihood that your child is teething, including potential changes in your child’s personality traits, including changes with their sleep and eating routines, as well as excessive fussiness, irritability, and drooling.

To learn more about teething, contact our team dedicated team at Lexington Heights Dental by calling us at 801-756-2006. If you would like an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dental office is located in Cedar Hills, Utah. Dr. John R. Lohner and Dr. James “Jimmer” C. Standring will do our very best to assist your child in any way we can!