- Dental anatomy
- Primary tooth eruption
- Stages of teething
- The most obvious signs that your child may be teething
- Signs and symptoms that are not associated with teething
- Tips to help soothe a teething child
- Things to avoid when trying to soothe a teething child
- How to care for your child's teeth and gums
- When should you take your child to the dentist for the first time?
It is natural for infants and toddlers whose primary teeth are coming in to chew on anything they can get their hands on and to be fussy and tearful.
These are some of the other tell-tale signs that could indicate teething:
- Excessive drooling
- Inflamed, bulging and sometimes discoloured gums
- A tooth visible just below the gum
- Sleeplessness due to pain and discomfort
- Caressing his or her face
- Irritated and flushed skin on the cheeks or chin
- Loss of appetite due to discomfort
- Tugging on the ears
However, you need to take into account that there is always a chance that these signs are not connected to teething and may be due to another underlying condition. If you are unsure, it’s recommended that you chat to your paediatrician as soon as possible.