We frequently have our patients ask what is the best teething ring for their child. While teething rings come in all shapes and sizes, there are a few things you should look for if you are wanting the best teething ring.
We tell our patients to look at the shape of the teething ring. Keeping in mind that your child's mouth is not nearly as large as yours is, consider the likelihood of the ring fitting comfortably in the mouth.
At the same time, it should not be so small as to enable your child to fit too much in at once. Such a teething ring would pose a choking hazard.
Some teething rings come in smooth textures, while others have some texture such as ridges or small raised bumps on them. Generally speaking, we tell our patients to opt for the smooth texture.
While the textured surface of the other teething rings can help a child who is looking for something to grip with his or her gums, the textures can also pose a problem and could even cut the already tender gum tissue.
Of course, you want to be sure that your child will be able to adequately grip the teething ring. Remember, it is going to be both cold and wet, so if it is too slippery you could find yourself picking it up off the floor over and over again. Instead, you should opt for something with a good grip on it so your child can handle it better.
We are always here for our patients. We want to see your children grow up healthy and happy, and a vital part of that is proper dental care from day one. If you have any questions about your child's dental issues, please feel free to call us. We are here to help you!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (530)272-5522 today.