January 12, 2023 7 min read


It's essential to care for your baby's gum and teeth. Teething rings can assist a baby in developing healthy gums and teeth. Parents must consider oral hygiene as toddlers age and start putting everything in their mouths. Because genetics (as well as diet and environment) play a role in this development, one thing to consider is the type of toothbrush your child uses or how frequently he eats solid foods (or both).

Baby Teething Process

Teething is the first significant change in your baby's mouth, which can be uncomfortable. Here's what you need to know about teething, from when to expect the first signs of pain to how you can help your baby through it.

The first sign of teething is usually an intense toothache, usually on one side of the mouth. The pain usually starts in one spot and spreads to other teeth as they erupt. It's also common for babies to drool more, which can make things even more uncomfortable.

If your baby isn't acting like herself, it's because she's having some trouble with her teeth! Try these tips:

Massage your child's gums with a toothbrush or soft cloth daily until they stop needing it. You can also gently scrape away plaque and tartar buildup using a soft-bristled toothbrush or flosser.

Teething is a natural process that helps to remove the baby's primary teeth. Babies usually begin teething between 4 and 7 months, but it can start as early as two months. The first tooth to erupt is known as the "milk tooth" and appears in most cases at or near the gum line on one side of your child's mouth.

The last tooth to appear during this period is called a deciduous (meaning "shedding off") tooth; this happens between 2-4 years old for most children and usually occurs in both the upper and lower jaws at about eight years old for boys or 12 years old for girls.

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Best Baby Teethers

The best baby teethers are silicone, natural rubber, and wooden.

The soft, flexible materials used to make silicone teethers are safe for infants' gums. They're also easy to clean and can be sterilized by boiling them in a pot of water (for up to 1 hour). Small holes in silicone teething rings allow your baby's saliva to enter the call more quickly than if you used a solid piece of plastic or wood. It helps reduce irritation on their gums while they're gnawing away at it!

Natural rubber products are made from latex tree sap, which is naturally antimicrobial. These products do not last very long because they degrade over time and are prone to cracking due to exposure to extreme temperatures, such as sunlight or heaters during the winter when outdoor activities take place outdoors (exposing children directly to an open flame). If this happens, consider buying another one immediately before they become unusable due to cracks forming around their inner structure, which could cause choking hazards when eaten orally by the babies.

1. The top baby teethers are made from natural materials like rubber or silicone, which are easy to clean and gentle on their little mouths. They also come in bright colors that will help you spot your little one in the crowd, so you can make sure they're safe and sound!

2. Some of the best baby teethers are made from hard plastic softened by heat. It gives them a softness that makes it easier for babies to chew on them, but it also makes it easier to clean—just put them through the dishwasher!

3. If you want more substance, consider choosing a rubber toy instead of a plastic one. These toys are designed specifically for babies' developing teeth, so they have more surface area and will help keep your baby's teeth strong as they start chewing away at these fun toys!

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Best Teething Toys for Toddlers

  • Silicone teethers. A silicone teether is an excellent choice for your baby because it is easy to clean and contains no harmful chemicals.
  • Rubber teethers. Rubber is another good option because it's durable and non-toxic to your baby's mouth, but it will only use for toddlers at least one-year-old (or older) since rubber can cause choking if swallowed whole by infants or young children.
  • Wooden teething toys/rings/necklaces/bracelets/etc. These are all made from wood so that they won't get moldy! They also have other benefits, such as being able to help with sore gums due to teething. Pains are caused by biting down too hard during chewing sessions. These products are only recommended if specifically chosen because some may not last long depending on how much force was used when first putting them together, so make sure you know what kind before making any purchases!

Signs of Teething in Toddlers

  • Your child may be experiencing teething pain.
  • Teething can be painful, so you need to know the signs of it in toddlers and how they might affect your child.
  • The severity of pain will depend on many factors, including the child's age and current health condition.
  • Your toddler has been crying more than usual.
  • Your toddler has been chewing on items that are not their usual food, such as small toys, hands, feet, or other objects.
  • You can see a visible change in your toddler's gums with each tooth coming through.
  • Your toddler sleeps more often than normal and wakes up earlier at night.

How to Help Your Toddler with Teething Pain?

  • Give your child a  teether. Teething is not only uncomfortable, but it can also be painful for babies and toddlers. If you have an infant or toddler teething and experiencing pain, give them something they can hold in their mouth while they chew on it.
  • Give your child a cold washcloth or damp cloth to chew. It will help soothe their gums by relieving the pain caused by their teeth coming through the gum line (gingivitis). The best way to do this is by wrapping it around your baby's handkerchief or teething ring, allowing them access without hurting themselves.
  • Provide cold, wet washcloths as well! This method works well because when you put warm water into ice cubes and then freeze them together, there are no sharp edges left after thawing them out later.

When your toddler is teething, it can be hard to know how to help them. Here are some ideas:

1) Try taking them out in public as much as possible. If you can take them to the park, or even just across the street, that will help prevent their teeth from hurting.

2) Massage their gums with a soft cloth or washcloth after you've cleaned their teeth and before bedtime. This helps keep the gums from getting tender by stimulating blood flow during rest periods.

3) Give them a bottle of cold water throughout the day to suck on if they're feeling pain. This will help relieve swelling in their gums and ensure they don't develop infections there!

To clean your toddler's mouth, you'll need a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-free toothpaste. It would help if you brushed your child's teeth twice a day: once in the morning and once at night. The first step is to clean the front of the teeth (where they meet) and any areas where food has stuck or dried out, including under the gum line. Use an interdental brush if you want to get into more difficult spots, such as those around braces or bridges—but only if it feels comfortable for both of you!


How to Help Your Child Build a Healthy Dental Routine?

The first step you can take to help your child develop a healthy dental routine is to use a soft toothbrush. Soft bristles are best for babies since they are gentler on their gums and teeth. Start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they appear, preferably when they're around six months old. If this is too early, gently clean each tooth's outside edges with the tip of your finger (this will help them get used to being touched). You only need something else after your first birthday, like toothpaste, so don't use any! "And if possible, try not having any sugary snacks or drinks close by while trying out new foods so that nothing gets in the way of what needs doing right now—it'll make things easier later down the line when we need something like fluoride-filled gel straight away."

You can help your baby grow healthy teeth with a bit of care and attention.


You can use many different types of teethers to help your baby develop healthy teeth. For example, silicone is a popular material used in the manufacturing of teethers because it's soft and easy for babies to grasp. However, there are other options, such as plastic and wood.

If you're looking for something more durable than silicone and want to get your money's worth, consider purchasing an all-wooden product. Wooden toys also make great gifts for newborns because they last longer than plastic ones, and who doesn't love receiving something handmade?

You can also freeze or refrigerate these toys if need be. Remember that freezing will deform wooden toys, so avoid doing this unless necessary. Also, remember that not everything is designed with children's safety in mind. 

Baby teeth are a precious time in your child's life. They're a sign that they'll soon be able to chew with their teeth, and they're the first set of teeth they'll have to wear down so that they can start to make some food for themselves. But when your kid is born, you don't have to worry about what's coming next. Your baby's permanent teeth (also called adult teeth) will start coming in at about six months old. And then? Well, then it's back to brushing them twice a day!

But there are things you can do to help keep your baby's permanent teeth healthy and strong. Here are three easy ways to keep those baby teeth strong:

1) Get them used to toothbrushes early: Your little one may not be able to enjoy brushing their mouth yet, but how about if you brush the top of their nose instead? That way when they get older, they'll still get all those benefits from brushing!

2) Feed them with a bottle or sippy cup: If you're breastfeeding


Now that you've learned how to care for babies' gums and teeth, it's time to get your little one into the best health possible! If you want more information on how to help your baby with teething pain, check out our post on toddler teethers that we wrote here. This article has given you some great tips on caring for baby teeth and gums, as well as some fun toys that can help make their lives a bit more comfortable during this time of need. 

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Nancy Wise
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