AAPD Participates in Parents Magazine Article on Baby Teeth Myths

AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and AAPD member Dr. Homa Amini spoke with Tamekia Reece about baby teeth facts and how to get your infant started on the right oral health path as soon as possible.

According to the article:

"MYTH: Teething can make your baby sick.


FACT: Although you may have heard that teething causes diarrhea, fever, and a whole host of other problems, recent research shows that any symptoms are actually quite mild. Gum irritation, drooling, and irritability are the most common symptoms associated with teething, according to a recent study in Pediatrics; some babies may also experience a slight rise in temperature. However, a true fever (100.4°F or higher) isn’t related to teething, says Jade Miller, D.D.S., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). If your baby has significant signs of sickness, contact your pediatrician.

Please read the full story at: http://www.parents.com/baby/health/baby-teeth/myths-about-baby-teeth/

 


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