If your child has a toothache, it may be an early sign of tooth decay. If the pain doesn't clear up after a couple of days, you should make an appointment with the dentist.
Take a Bite out of Pain
You can give your child fast, temporary toothache relief by soaking a cotton ball in oil of cloves, and holding it against the problem area or giving your child an over-the-counter pain reliever. Avoid giving your child very hot or very cold food or drinks. This could bring pain to an already sensitive area.
Make Brushing Fun
Teaching your child proper dental habits is important early on. Make it fun by letting them pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste—there are even special flavors made just for kids!
An Apple a Day
You can avoid extra dental visits by always giving your child healthy snacks like apples or bananas. Sugary foods don't easily wash away with saliva, and snacktime is far away from brushing time.
Children's MOTRIN® contains ibuprofen, a medicine that can reduce high fevers and relieve the minor aches and pains. It can be difficult to get a sick child to eat or drink—and that makes it harder for them to get better. So give that fever the cold shoulder with Children's MOTRIN® which lasts up to eight hours.
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