There’s nothing more precious than the smile of a child. However, getting to the point at which your little one is sporting a tooth or two in that little grin can be rough. Teething can cause pain and lead to a fussy kid. At our pediatric dental office in Long Island, we have some tricks you can try to squash the ouch and make baby a little happier.
If none of these tips seem to work for your little one, call your Long Island pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with children and know even more tricks you can try to ease your child’s pain.
Your child may not always become fussy and need a remedy, but there are some tell-tale signs to determine if your child is teething. If she’s constantly nibbling on fingers, putting almost everything in her mouth, or drooling excessively, there’s a good chance a tooth is working its way through the gums. If you’re still not sure, you can feel around the gum line for a tiny tooth ready to make its appearance.
If your little one is starting to sprout some teeth, it’s also time to start thinking about scheduling her first appointment at our Long Island pediatric dental office. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see the dentist no later than six months after their first tooth, or by age one. Welcoming patients from Long Island, Westbury, and Nassau County.