Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II
Commack (631) 486-6364
Medford (631) 320-0880

Seeing your teething baby in pain can be heartbreaking for parents. After all, it’s only instinct to want to protect your child and ease his or her discomfort. Luckily, there are many safe and effective ways to treat the soreness that babies feel when their primary teeth break through their gums. Let’s take a look at a few of your options:

Gum Massage
According to WebMD, a simple gum massage is all it takes to make many babies feel better. Using a clean finger, rub your baby’s gum for approximately two minutes at a time. If you’re not comfortable putting a finger in your baby’s mouth, use a teething ring instead.

Cold Food
Chilled foods like applesauce and yogurt may soothe gum pain while also filling your baby up. If your child hasn’t started solids yet, gnawing on a cold spoon or chilled washcloth may do the trick.

Teething Toys

What’s better than a toy that doubles as a teether? offers several products that are safe for babies to chew on. Some if its best sellers include Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Manhattan Toy Winkel, and The First Years Star Teething Blanket.

While it’s generally not recommended to give young infants acetaminophen or ibuprofen, your pediatrician can tell you whether or not it’s safe for your teething baby. Even small dosages can help your child get through the night without waking up in pain.
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Here at Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County, your child’s teeth are our number one priority! Make an appointment today at either our Commack location or our Medford location. To learn more about our practice, visit us on the web at