WHAT IS TEETHING?

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 4.39.35 PMTeething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Your baby’s first tooth may appear anytime between age 3 month to 1 year old. Most children have completely painless teething. The only symptoms are increased saliva, drooling and a desire to chew on things.

Teething occasionally causes some mild gum pain, but it does not interfere with sleep. Because teeth erupt almost continuously from 6 months to 2 years of age, many unrelated illnesses are blamed on teething.

Common myths about teething…….teething does NOT cause fever, sleep problems, diarrhea, diaper rash, or lowered resistance to any infection.

It probably doesn’t cause crying. If your baby develops a fever while teething, the fever is caused by something else.