How to Soothe Teething Gums

Teething can be a painful experience for your toddler, with gums becoming inflamed and irritated. Follow these 4 simple steps for soothing teething gums.


Using a finger or damp wash cloth massage your baby’s gums. This counter-pressure will help to ease your baby’s discomfort.

Dry the Drool

To help prevent skin irritations, keep your baby’s chin as dry as possible. You can also use Vaseline, or another unscented skin cream to create a moisture barrier.

Pain Reliever

Medication, like baby acetaminophen can be used to help alleviate pain—check with your paediatrician before administering any medication.

Teething Toys

As chewing and gnawing help to reduce the discomfort of swollen gums, teething toys are a helpful way to remedy the pressure. To increase the effectiveness, keep a supply of teething toys in the fridge (not the freezer), as it will help to numb the gums.

Questions about soothing teething gums?

Contact 404 Dental with any questions about the teething process. Our dedicated team of pedodontists have over 15 years experience and would be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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