We all know babies teeth, and children lose their teeth when new ones grow in but teenagers? A teenager’s wisdom teeth grow in between 17 and 21 years old. Did you know this was considered teething? What are the signs of teething and what can be done to help get through teething?
If you’re a new mother you may be wondering when your baby will be teething. Teething can start anywhere from four months to eight months depending on your child. It is good to be prepared but you may want to wait until your baby starts showing signs of teething before getting concerned.
Your baby will let you know when he or she is teething. One of the many signs of teething is fussiness. Since fussiness accompanies other baby problems you will want to be aware that it could be a sign of teething but there are other signs.
Signs of Teething in Infants or Babies:
1. Drool – All babies drool. There will be an extraordinary amount of drool when a baby is teething. They will be slobbering everywhere.
2. Biting – Babies will bite or chew on items when they are teething. This is a good time to buy teething rings and chew toys for babies.
3. Spit up – Babies will spit up if they are over fed or something doesn’t agree with their tummy. Babies also spit up when they are teething. This probably has something to do with the amount of slobber they are swallowing.
4. Fussiness, fever – Babies do get fussy and sometimes will even have a slight fever. When you can’t find anything else wrong with them you just assume it is teething.
When you think your child is teething if he or she is fussy you may want to put orajel on their gums. Your baby may also like you massaging their gums. If you massage their gums you will also be able to tell if a tooth is coming in or not which will be 100% confirmation of teething.
How can you tell in older children when they are teething? The best way to tell an older child is teething is when his or her teeth get loose. If that child got sick as a baby from teething, watch out you may have stomach aches and throw up to deal with. Most children don’t have any physical ailments when they are teething. They will be able to tell you if they have a tooth ache or if their stomach hurts. You will get 100% confirmation on teething when you see the new tooth or the old one falls out.
If a teenager is teething their mouth will feel “weird”. Their teeth will shift and you may not even notice that anything is different. Your teenager will feel the tooth before you know what is going on. Your teenager may get stomach aches, headaches, or even have a sore mouth. Some Tylenol should make the pain go away. They can also use orajel.