Baby teeth erupt continually from the age of 6 months to 3 years. Children then lose their baby teeth as they are forced out by the adult set between 6 and 12 years of age.
- Buy a suitable teething gel to help soothe the pain.
- Buy a cooling teething ring or teething biscuits to help the pain.
- Teething causes excess saliva and dribbling, but it does not usually cause the teeth or gums to bleed.
- Your child may become more restless.
- Your child may start sucking their thumb.
- Your child may have a temperature while teething. If so, ask your pharmacist for a pain killer to help with the pain and reduce the temperature. Teething can also cause diarrhea. If so, give plenty of fluids e.g. re-hydration sachets.
- If white spots appear on the tongue or in the mouth, ask your pharmacist for help. (Rowland pharmacy 2017)