Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880
Drooling, crankiness, sore gums and crying can make teething an ordeal for both babies and parents alike. As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your little ones in distress. For years, parents have turned to homeopathic teething tablets and gels to soothe their teething child’s sore gums. But recently, the FDA issued a warning against these gels, citing an increased risk to infants and children.

If your child is teething, there are many ways to soothe their discomfort without harmful gels and tablets. Give these home remedies a try to ensure a safe and effective way to calm their aching gums:
  • Provide your baby a clean washcloth that has been cooled with running water to teeth on.
  • Gently rub your baby’s gums with your finger. Pressure on their gums will help distract them from uncomfortable teeth pain. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands before putting them in your baby’s mouth.
  • Give your baby certain foods–like frozen bananas and chilled carrots or apples for them to gnaw on. Watch carefully for broken-off pieces as baby munches on them to prevent a choking hazard.
  • Keep a soft, cotton washcloth on hand to wipe baby’s drool. This will help prevent rashes from forming around the baby’s mouth and neck as a result of having consistently damp skin.
Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit us here, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!