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Are you familiar with an oral health condition in children known as teething? Because teething is an issue when children’s teeth erupt above their gum line, various pediatric dentistry treatments will be required to help relieve symptoms and ensure that a child’s mouth can be soothed as needed. To test your knowledge of teething, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Which of the following definitions most closely describes teething?
A: problems in parenting
B: a condition in which a child’s teeth appear above the gum line in their mouth
C: damage caused by bullies at school
D: a severe addiction linked to candy, television and video games

Question 2: Which of the following severe symptoms requires a call to a child pediatric dentist?
A: diarrhea
B: rashes
C: unexplained fevers
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a typical symptom of teething?
A: irritability and fussiness
B: problems and issues sleeping
C: a loss of appetite
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following is a potential benefit of teething treatments?
A: to soothe their gums
B: allows teeth to be recolored and reshaped
C: extensive tooth removal
D: none of the above

Answer Key:
B, D, D, A

Come speak with Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC to learn which teething treatments are right for your child. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Federico Lago and our team at our office in Peabody, Massachusetts, please give us a call at 978.535.2500.