Infant Teething Pain Relief Recommendations

Dr. Adam

From central Texas, I spent most of my young professional career advancing my knowledge and becoming a board certified pediatric dentist. Unfortunately, I have experienced an occupation ending disability and had to sell my practice. After selling my practice, I have since committed my efforts to spreading expert opinion to parents regarding the oral well-being of their children. Thanks for stopping by and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

10 Responses

  1. Adam says:

    Hi Adam,

    Wow, thank you for raising awareness on teething gel and potential side effects. I have a number of friends with young children currently experiencing teething and will be passing this info onto them and also recommending your suggestions.

    Thanks for posting,

    • Dr. Adam says:

      Hello Adam,

      I am glad you found my information useful. I haven’t personally heard of any children dying, but I have read case studies. Please let me know if there is any topics they would like for me to cover.

      Have a great day!

      – Dr Adam

  2. Anis Chity says:

    Hi there nice post! When I have kids on my own, I would really keep reading your articles, as they are very useful, moms and dads will love this website.

    Thanks for sharing and have a good day! 🙂 -Anis

  3. Seth says:

    Thanks Dr. Adam! This is amazing info to remember. I had no idea that the gels could be so dangerous. Why do they make them if they could be life threathening?
    Also, I love the end phrase: Only brush and floss the teeth you want to keep. (Awesome)
    Keep it up!

    • Dr. Adam says:


      Thanks for the kudos! I am glad you found my post useful. To answer your question, topical analgesics are safe for adults to use. You may have also noticed that Orajel has begun to make a baby Orajel, but again I will only recommend what is backed by the research.

      Please let me know if you need any further info!

      – Dr Adam

  4. Bruno says:

    Hello Dr. Adam. I have found that information very helpful. Keep us update on children matters. Sometimes it becomes very hard for new parents to cope up with the stages of child development. But with such insight things become easier.
    In your article I have realized there may be no relationship between teeth development and fever. That sounds new to me! Hope I can get more materials on this. Very interesting!

    • Dr. Adam says:


      Thanks for the comment. You are not the first to be surprised when they hear that fever and diarrhea may not be correlated with teething. However, research is showing otherwise. I will update this post as I receive new information.

  5. Craig says:

    Hi there,

    My son is 2 1/2 now but when he was teething we used teething toys. He had his fingers in his mouth a lot but generally he wasn’t too bothered by his teeth coming in. I have a question though. We are having problems with getting him to brush his teeth. He doesn’t want to do it. i know it’s just his milk teeth but we still want him to brush every day. Can you recommend any way to encourage him to let us brush them?

    • Dr. Adam says:


      Thanks for your comment and question. My first response is a question for you – do you know what about the brushing he doesn’t like? Some children don’t care for the toothpaste, some don’t want to be restrained, and some don’t want anybody in their mouth period.

      The first recommendation I would usually make are to ensure that the child is ok with the flavor of toothpaste, and there are several to choose from. I would avoid adult toothpaste for awhile – they have a tendency to create a burning sensation in their mouth. If the child doesn’t like being restrained or is refusing objects in their mouth, I would start by changing it up and trying an electric toothbrush, timers, music, brushing apps, etc…Anything to bring the fun back into brushing. Another helpful tactic is to create a reward system/calendar, and if the child remembers to brush their teeth twice a day for a week/month, then they get a prize.

      Hope I was able to answer your question, and please don’t hesitate to reach out again!

      Dr Adam

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