Most parents, new or repeat, know the difficulties that come along with a teething child. Children can get fussy, have more drool than usual, and may need more attention to ensure they’re comfortable during the teething process. All children have a bit of variance as to when their teeth are supposed to start breaking through the gums, and this is perfectly normal. But how long is this pain supposed to last?
Before taking your child to the dentist for the first time, you may wish to consider whether you should see a pediatric dentist or a general dentist. Not every parent is aware of the differences between pediatric dentists and general dentists, so it’s important to recognize this distinction before finding someone to take care of your child.
For many new parents, the reality of oral care for an infant or toddler, and even beyond these ages into their childhood years, can seem confusing and daunting. You may not know everything about how to take care of a child, especially as a first-time parent trying to do the best for your child. There may be things you don’t realize about childcare, and you might not learn them until you speak to someone with expertise on the subject.