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Teething happens at different times for each baby, but your baby’s first teeth usually come through between five and nine months after birth. These are often followed by the molars at about 12 – 18 months, which can be more troublesome. Canines will arrive between 12 – 16 months and second molars finally by 24 - 30 months.

Some babies' teeth can come through with no symptoms at all, but for others you may notice:

  • Red and swollen gums
  • One flushed cheek
  • Baby dribbling more than usual
  • Gnawing and chewing on things a lot
  • Baby is more fretful than usual

You can help your baby through these phases of teething by:

  • Using teething rings
  • Applying teething gels that contain a mild local anaesthetic, which are available from your pharmacy
  • Providing raw vegetables or fruit for your baby to chew on
  • Giving your child paracetamol or ibuprofen if they’re in a lot of pain
  • Preventing teething rash by controlling any excess saliva from dribbling
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Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
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Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
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P. Gallagher
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Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
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I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
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Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
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Shane
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Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie