Newborn Oral Habits and Problems to Watch For: Teething

Teething happens when the baby's teeth are starting to grow out of the gums. Your baby can be irritable due to the soreness from it. Using a clean moist washcloth or gauze to wipe your baby's gums clean once a day can help alleviate some of the soreness that occurs from the teething. This method is recommended for daily oral hygiene of infants as well. Teething is not known to cause fever. 

Dr. Hyun S. Bang, D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery Loma Linda University 2008

You Might Also Enjoy...

Those Chronic Headaches Could Be Linked to TMJ

Headaches are a pain no matter what time of day you experience them, but if you find yourself having headaches when you wake up, you could have a condition known as TMJ Disorder. Learn more about what this is and what you can do about it.

Chronic Bad Breath? It Could Be a Sign of Periodontal Disease

Bad breath is common, yet embarrassing. It’s not always a sign of a more serious condition, and you may just need to improve your dental hygiene, but if it’s recurring problem, the cause may be periodontal disease. Find out the symptoms of periodontal dise

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth: Why Alignment Matters

When your teeth are crooked or your bite is out of balance, your smile and self-confidence suffer — as does your dental health. Straightening your teeth makes you more attractive and prevents decay, damage, and pain caused by misaligned teeth.