Witnessing your baby’s first tooth can be an extremely joyous occasion and a big milestone in his/her development. However, teething can often open the door to several issues that can cause discomfort in your Little Hero. The irritation, drooling and interrupted sleep your Little Hero may experience is reason enough for fast action! The super sidekicks of Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry have the simple tips you need to help relieve your baby’s teething woes.
One of the most widely-known remedies for teething discomfort is a good ol’ gum massage. To do this, all you’ll need is your clean finger. Counter pressure your Little Hero’s sore gums with your finger until your child’s discomfort decreases.
If you ever sprained your ankle, you probably dealt with the swelling by decreasing it with an ice pack. You can do the same for your Little Hero’s irritated gums! Chill a wet washcloth, a teether or a pacifier in the refrigerator inside a sealed plastic bag, but be careful not to freeze them. Freezing any one of these items can potentially damage your Little Hero’s gums.
The cool sensation on the gums will help decrease the swelling while the shape of the item your baby chooses will massage and relieve the pain. It’s important to supervise your Little Hero while they chew away. If your baby chooses a liquid-filled teether as his/her weapon of choice, make sure there are no leaks.
At Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry we know your child’s smile is the most important thing, so let us help keep it healthy right off the bat! A blossoming first tooth is the sign that your Little Hero is ready to visit our power chambers. Our team of caped crusaders will take every step necessary to ensure that your Little Hero is ready to ward off the ravenous Sugrabugs and keep a bright and healthy smile. Contact our location in Laredo for more information today!