Lasky Pediatric Dental Group’s Dr. Jill Lasky was one of the pediatric dentists offering up some valuable information and dental tips for a Parents.com article on “When Do Babies Start Teething.” For first time parents, dealing with a teething baby is both exciting and scary if you don’t know what to expect. The article, authored by Tameika Reece, is a great overview of what parents should expect and prepare for with their teething child.
Here’s an excerpt of the tips from Dr. Jill:
Not all babies have teething symptoms. But for babies who aren’t as lucky, the arrival of those tiny teeth can cause a whole lot of misery. “Symptoms a child may have when teething are drooling, which can cause a rash on the chin or face; gum swelling and sensitivity; irritability; biting; or sleep problems,” Dr. Josen says. Your baby may also rub her face, tug on her ears, or even refuse to eat and drink. Some parents report that their babies suffer from a mild fever, diarrhea, or runny nose, but Dr. Lasky says teething doesn’t cause these symptoms. “Instead, the tiny open wounds in the gums that result from the teeth erupting makes it more likely for the baby to catch a little bug,” she explains.
To read the entire article, please click here and if you have specific questions for Drs. Michael and Jill Lasky or your own pediatric dentist please call their office.