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31 December 2016

Recommendations from Dental Specialists about Teething

Dentists recommend that parents learn more about how to help their babies when teething happens. The use of teething gels is not recommended since they contain benzocaine.

Key takeaways:

  • The child is their best teacher in the regulation of pain and pressure. They will know when and how much pressure to apply to relieve their pain and discomfort.
  • You should provide a plain but solid teething ring which allows the baby to apply pressure on their own.
  • Try massaging baby’s gums with a clean finger or a cooled washcloth to provide some relief.

“It’s important to respond to your baby when it comes to coping with the pain,” he said in a university news release. “Your baby may want more pressure or less pressure, so it’ll take a lot of experimenting to see what works and which areas of the gums are most sensitive.”

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