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How to Prevent Teething
Teething is a normal part of child development.
To prevent other dental problems from developing:
- Do not allow the baby to nurse continuously.
- Do not nurse the baby to sleep.
- Do not give the baby a bottle with milk, formula, or juice when napping or going to bed.
- Between feedings or at nap time, give the baby a bottle of cold water to suck on.
- Keep the pacifier clean.
- Do not dip a pacifier in honey or sugar.
- Break the thumb-sucking habit by age four.
- Follow your dentist's recommendations for brushing and using additional fluoride.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2013 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO