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To help ensure your child’s smile can continue to function as intended, it is important to always look for any signs of oral health ailments. One oral health ailment that arises in all children is teething. Although teething may not have any noticeable symptoms, your child may still feel discomfort. If your child is suffering from teeth erupting above the gum line or showing any symptoms, it is important to use the necessary treatments to keep their smile safe. Here are some helpful hints to get you started:

– Common symptoms that can arise due to teething include a general change in the behaviors of your child. This can include an excessive amount of irritability and fussiness. Furthermore, if your child is experiencing issues with sleeping or a loss of appetite, teething may be present.
– If your child is teething and experiencing symptoms of rashes, fever or diarrhea, it is important to bring them in to see their pediatric dentist as soon as you can.
– Several pain relievers and tools are available to help treat teething. However, never use an over-the-counter pain reliever unless it has been approved by their pediatric dentist. Other common teething tools that can be used include teething toys such as teething rings, spoons, gauze pads or even your finger. Teething toys are designed to gently rub across a child’s gums to help provide an additional layer of soothing comfort for the child.

To make sure your child’s smile remains in peak condition, please schedule an appointment with Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County at our pediatric office in Mentor, Ohio by calling us at (440)266-1740. Dr. Andrea Miller and our team with make sure your child receives the care they require.