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When pearly whites first start erupting from your child’s jaw and through their gums, you’re likely going to love the development as much as they will: that is to say not very much. This eruption phase can be painful for the child, making their gums sore and tender. Imagine the sensation of a new tooth erupting through some of the soft tissue areas of your oral cavity, and you’ll understand speedily why this is a difficult phase for newborns.

To lessen some of the effects of teething for your child, we recommend you rub their gums with your (clean) fingers or a wet gauze pad. Soothing the painful gums is crucial, so try lower the temperature of your finger or the pad with some cold water before massaging the child’s gums. If this proves to be not enough, we recommend giving us a call for some advanced support.

You can set up a checkup with Dr. Duane C. Clouse and the Treasured Smiles Children’s Dentistry team by phoning 520-316-6111 or by visiting their Maricopa, Arizona, location. Don’t hesitate: the health of your child is depending on you, and we’ll be here to help you both keep the strong, shiny smiles you so deserve. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!