Teething occurs when an infant's first baby teeth begin to emerge through the gums. Teething may start as early as three months or as late as twelve months. Tooth eruption is another name for teething.

Side Effects of Teething

Side effects of teething include loss of appetite, restlessness, an increase in drooling and irritability. It is also common for a child’s temperature to rise slightly. If your child develops a fever or rash, contact your physician, as these are not common symptoms of teething. 

Soothing a Teething Baby

If your child is experiencing difficulty coping with teething, you can gently rub their gums with a clean finger, small cool spoon, or moist gauze. A clean teething ring can also help. You can consult your dentist or pediatrician for additional tips and tricks.

Learn about the services Dental Associates offers you.

Our Services

Dental Associates offers complete family dentistry plus specialty services like orthodontics, oral surgery, and dental implants.  Click to learn more.

Dental Associates provides complete family dentistry in Wisconsin. Click to discover our locations.

Dental Associates Locations

We have over a dozen convenient locations in Wisconsin. From Kenosha and Racine, up through Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, and Appleton to Green Bay.