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Dr. Karen Lawitts

100 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205

(315) 492-8138
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By Dr Lawitts
November 02, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: teething  

Finding a kid's dentist isn't difficult in Syracuse, NY. With Dr. Karen Lawitts and Dr. Joshua Wolhander treating kids of all ages. You will get the best information on teething safety and hygiene when visiting their child-friendly office.

Why You Need A Pediatric Dentist

We recommend that you bring your little one in to visit us once they reach two years old. This will ensure that any problems are caught early on. Babies can irritate their gums or suck their thumbs in such a way that they cause problems for their newly growing teeth.

It is well known that tooth decay can start early on in a child's life. The sugars in milk and some juices can trigger this decay without you realizing it and can result in damaged teeth which will affect the child's permanent teeth later on when they grow out.

In Syracuse, NY, a kids dentist recommends that you not allow your infant to suckle on a bottle as they go to sleep. Dr. Lawitts also recommends not dipping dummies or pacifiers in sugar or honey as this only exacerbates the problems of tooth decay.

Tips For Teething

A crying baby who is fretting due to new teeth emerging is a pitiful sight. It is no wonder that new moms are desperate to find something to help alleviate their child's distress. However, the FDA recommends that you avoid the use of teething gels that contain benzocaine. It can cause potentially serious reactions due to reduced oxygen uptake in the blood.

A better alternative is to offer a teething ring that has been kept cool in the fridge. Don't freeze teething rings as they can do more harm than good.

Also, avoid harmful chemicals contaminating teething rings. Be sure to wash them thoroughly to avoid harmful bacteria.

If you are looking for a kids dentist in Syracuse, NY who can help you with your questions about teething safety and hygiene, then Dr. Lawitts and Dr. Wolhander will be more than happy to accommodate you in their practice. Contact them now at (315) 492-8138.


Dr. Karen Lawitts

Dr. Karen Lawitts



Dr. Lawitts was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science and D.D.S degree from Northwestern University in Chicago.  
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