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When babies get their first teeth, many changes can occur in their behavior. In this regard, it is important that you are aware of some of the consequences that can come from a baby’s first tooth. In this blog article, we share some of this and what you can do to be well prepared.

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He or she will not eat: When your baby gets his or her first baby tooth, he or she will put everything in their mouth to ease the pain. If a baby breastfeeds, this can produce frustration and a baby may stop drinking milk. If he or she is rejecting several meals or eating little for several days, you should consult your pediatrician.

Diarrhea: It is possible that when the baby is getting a first baby tooth, their excretions will become softer. Studies suggest that this is due to the stress generated from the tooth eruption, however this is not completely proven.

Low-grade fever: Just like diarrhea, not all experts link this reaction to teething. However, some doctors explain that a fever of about 38.3 ° Celsius temperature can be caused by inflammation of the gums. If you can see your baby´s tooth for the first time in the afternoon, you should expect the pain to appear at night.

Gum Bleeding: The eruption of the teeth can occasionally cause bleeding under the gum, which occurs as a result of swelling. These hematomas usually disappear without intervention, however if the bleeding persists for more than 7 days you should consult your LA family dentist.

What should you do?

Something to rub on: To help your baby relieve pain, it is recommended that you rub your baby’s gum. At first this may hurt, however it will eventually provide relief.

Something cold to eat and drink: It is likely that after the eruption of the first tooth, the baby will not want to breastfeed, however you should provide your baby with liquid or a cold drink to ease the pain.

Something for the pain: In general if your child will be irritated and feeling discomfort, you should ask your pediatrician about medicine to help your child with the pain.