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Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.

going to the dentist with less anxiety

4 Natural Teething Remedies

Jordan Arnold

Growing teeth can be a painful experience not only for your child, but for you also. Every parent will experience the pain and irritability that comes along with a child growing in his or her first set of teeth – and no parent wants to see their child in pain. The worst part about teething, however, is the fact that it lasts for the first three years of a child's life. Luckily, there are numerous remedies available at your disposal when it comes to alleviating the pain and irritability from which a child suffers. Included throughout the course of this article are 4 natural teething remedies.

Wood Teethers

Teethers crafted from wood are great, all natural remedies for the phenomenon of teething. These teethers can be crafted from an assortment of different kinds of wood, including the soft texture of a birch tree to the heavy and hard texture of something like rosewood or oak.

It is recommended that you purchase a few different types of wooden teethers in order to judge which one best suits your child. Some children prefer chewing on harder substances while others are content with something a bit softer in their mouths. There are numerous outlets that sell wood teethers and they can readily be purchased online.

Gum Massage

As a child's teeth come in, it is imperative that you massage the gums for a number of reasons. For one, it allows the teeth to come in more easily and, secondly, it will alleviate a great deal of the pain that they are experiencing.

The best way to massage a child's gums is to use a teething stick. Many teething sticks are constructed from all natural materials, including wood. A teething stick is a great way to massage your child's teeth, as it does not require you putting your own fingers in your child's mouth, which can potentially spread bacteria, germs and viruses, and it can also easily reach the back area of a child's gums.

Frozen Cloth

Dip a piece of cloth, such as a washcloth or an old (although clean) t-shirt into a bit of water and then throw that into your freezer for approximately 15 to 45 minutes. Allow your child to suckle and teeth on the frozen end of the cloth. This is a great way to allow your child to teeth and suckle due to the fact that it gives them the experience of both soft and hard objects.

The softness of the cloth will allow them to easily grasp ahold of it, while the hardness of the end of the cloth will allow them to easily teeth and suckle, allowing them to experience chewing on a hard object without providing any real threat to their oral health.


There are a number of foods that can be good for your child to bite upon while experiencing the phenomenon of teething. Time to raid the freezer and look for some frozen objects that would be good for testing out the teething waters. Chilled foods such as applesauce and yogurt are also great things to feed your child in order to numb their gums and alleviate the pain that they are currently experiencing.

Cold carrots, watermelon rinds and celery sticks are also a good thing to allow your child to teeth upon. Most children will find that these food stuffs are palatable and will serve to alleviate a bit of pain.

Teething can be a difficult process, for both child and parent. However, there are a number of natural ways that can help your child learn how to teeth and also alleviate the pain they are experiencing. If you need more advice on how to help your child with teething, contact a local pediatric dentist for answers.