Tooth Soothing Time with Drs. Berg and Chussid

June 27, 2013 03:46 PM
Immediate Past President Dr. Joel H. Berg and AAPD member Dr. Steven Chussid were featured in a Parents Magazine article about healthy habits and soothing strategies while your child is teething. If you’re a first time parent, the first signs of teething typically appear around 4 months—that’s when your infant’s saliva production kicks in and they start to put anything in the mouth.

"Despite what you may have heard, teething doesn’t cause high fever or diarrhea. Since your baby is putting everything in her mouth in an effort to massage her gums; it’s easy for her to pick up germs," says Dr. Steven Chussid.

To provide relief, wet a clean washcloth, wring out the excess water, and put in the refrigerator or freezer to chill. "Your baby may also like for you to massage his gums with your clean finger or a moist gauze pad," says Dr. Joel H. Berg.

The article appeared in the July 2013 issue and to read the piece in its entirety, click here.


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