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Dental Services / Oral Health - Teething

Teething can be painful. Red cheeks, drooling and irritability are all normal symptoms of teething.

A low-grade fever may also be associated with teething, but a high-grade fever, diarrhea and vomiting are not normal symptoms of teething.

You can use a finger cot, a cool teething ring, or a clean cool damp washcloth for your child to chew on when teething. Teething biscuits containing sugar are not recommended as they can cause those new teeth to decay!

Topical teething medications that are rubbed on the gums are NOT recommended as they can numb baby’s throat. Consult your healthcare professional about other pain relief options.

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