Common toddler teeth issues include teething, sucking thumbs and grinding teeth. These are a normal part of your child’s development and are usually nothing to worry about.
Many people think that ‘teething’ children:
• cry a lot or seem extra cranky
• don’t feed as well as usual
• suck on objects like toys, dummies and bibs
• have more dirty nappies
• pull the ear on the same side as the tooth coming through.
These signs might be caused by teething – or they might just be a normal part of development or a result of minor infections and illnesses.
If you’re concerned about your child’s teething, you can try:
• giving your child something to bite on, such as a cold (but not frozen) teething ring, toothbrush or dummy
• cooking mushier foods, which need less chewing
• giving your child something firm, like a sugar-free rusk, to suck on.
Raising Children Network Editorial Team (2015). Toddler teeth issues. Raising Children [Online]. Available: http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/toddler_teeth_issues.html [December 07, 2015]