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If you are noticing your infant is chewing on hard objects, becoming fussy or drooling more than usual, it may be that they are teething. Teething can be a less-than enjoyable experience for a baby and parent, which is why we are going to give you three at-home remedies you can consider to help soothe your baby and make the transition a little easier.

Over-the-counter medications

Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help soothe your upset teething baby. Try and avoid teething medications that contain the pain reliever, benzocaine. This product has been linked to conditions that limit the amount of oxygen in the blood. But medications like Tylenol, Children’s Motrin or Advil, are generally safe to use.

Cooling treatments

If nothing seems to work, consider trying a cool washcloth or chilled teething ring. Both of these, once placed on your infants gums, can be soothing for their gums. It’s important to remember that frozen teething rings or objects can be harmful to your baby because of the extreme cold.

Making it personal

Rubbing your baby’s gums with a clean finger can be a great way to relieve some of the discomfort they are feeling. The pressure you place on the gums will help provide relief, almost like a little massage.

It’s important that once your baby’s first tooth comes in, to schedule an appointment with your dentist. To schedule your appointment, give our office a call today at 770-536-8868.