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If your child is teething, they are probably in extreme discomfort. This is common and should be expected. However, it doesn’t make it any easier to watch your child go through the teething phase, right? Well, our dentist, Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson, is happy to help you help your child by giving you some tips to soothe the discomfort. Those tips are:

-Rub your baby’s gums (By massaging the gums with a clean finger, you can soothe the tissues and surrounding muscles)

-Chill your baby’s gums (Give your baby cold things to chew on, like a cold binky, a cold spoon, and more. This can help them break the teeth through the gums as well as ice the area)

-Try giving your baby hard foods (These foods could be things like a peeled and chilled cucumber or carrot. Make sure to watch them closely while they gnaw on these things)

-Give your baby an over-the-counter painkiller (This can help relieve the pain for a few hours)

-Use teething toys (Teething toys, especially chilled teething toys, can help your child get through the teething phase with more comfort)

-Keep your baby close to you (Usually, babies are clingy when they teethe. To comfort them, keep them in a baby sling across your chest while you get things done around the house)

Do you have any questions about teething in Payson, Utah? If so, our dental team is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is contact Gunnerson Dental today at 801-658-0102. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!