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2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Signs of Teething in Children

Posted on 1/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Beautiful Black baby smiling after her parents made her a dental appoitnment at Thomas Plunkett, DMD in Lakeland, FLTeething in babies is a normal development stage. Your child may start developing new teeth as early as three months old. However, most babies start teething between 6 and 12 months. It all depends on how quickly your child reaches various milestones. Whatever the case, you might notice slight changes in the behavior of your child during teething. Understanding the signs can help keep your child comfortable as they develop their first teeth. Here are the most common signs of teething in babies.

Increased Body Temperature

Their body temperature might rise slightly during teething. However, it is important to note that teething does not cause a fever. It only increases body temperature temporarily due to inflammation, but it is not enough to spike a fever in your little one.

Excessive Drooling

Teething can cause slight discomfort, triggering your child to drool excessively. Drooling is a coping mechanism in teething babies. It helps provide relief and alleviate discomfort. The salivary glands will produce more saliva to help your child remain comfortable as their new teeth erupt.


Some babies might become irritable when teething. Your child might become restless or fussy and refuse to sleep because of the changes in their body. However, they will calm down once the teething period is over.

Loss of Appetite

Your child might be hungry but refuse to eat because of the erupting teeth. Teething often causes slight discomfort, making your child lose interest in food. You can try to give them pureed soups and fruits or their favorite meals to encourage them to eat.

Increased Chewing

Your little one might bite or chew on anything to find comfort and relief during teething. Consider buying teethers to help them overcome the discomfort.

Contact Us Today

Call us today for more guidelines on how to help your child go through the teething process. Our pediatric dentist is always ready to assist parents during the teething period.

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Thomas Plunkett, DMD
2137 E County Rd 540A
Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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