ring is generally a soft plastic device that can be chewed on and allows the baby to break down some of the gum tissue which promotes the growth of the teeth out of the gum.....
Placing a wet washcloth in the freezer for a few minutes and then applying it gently to the gums can be effective, but care must be taken not to expose a baby's gums to coldness for too long....
Suggestions for chilled foods that might appeal to a baby include applesauce, yogurt, and pureed fruits.
Dentists recommend brushing infants' teeth as soon as they appear. It is not advisable to wait for the teething process to be complete. Dentists may recommend against the use of fluoride
toothpaste during teething.
Not all parents are comfortable with the idea of using medications, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises against it because of the risk of methemoglobinemia
. Instead to treat the pain, parents should use teething rings and gum massage