Health & Beauty · Motherhood

Let’s Talk Teeth- Recommendations For A Healthy Smile [For Both Mother And Baby!]

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Welp! We are officially in the midst of teething. Audrey has cut 4 teeth- two of which decided to pop through in the past two days. Bless her heart! Her gummy grin is long gone (cue the tears), but her smile is now ridiculously adorable in a whole new kind of way!

Luckily, I have discovered some amazing products to ease the pain of teething, and I have an incredible team of professionals to take care of our family’s pearly whites!

#1 Find a Dentist

First and foremost, having a dentist lined up for your little one is ideal even at a young age! The Pediatric Dental Society actually recommends that children starting at the age of 18 months visit the dentist. Of course, if something were to happen before then (chipped tooth, decay, injury, etc.), you would want to bring them in asap.

And don’t forget to make an appointment for yourself! If you are pregnant, it is especially important to visit the dentist! Pregnant women are susceptible to gingivitis as well as other pregnancy related symptoms. Honestly, I wish I had done a better job at visiting my dentist (see below) while I was pregnant with Audrey!

If you are in the Hampton Roads, VA area, I highly recommend Dr. Webb who is located in Chesapeake, VA off of Great Bridge Blvd. She is absolutely wonderful and her staff is top-notch. She runs a family dentistry seeing both children and adults, so you don’t have to juggle going to two separate offices for appointments. Dr. Webb and her staff offer a variety of affordable services such as preventative dentistry (so important for our little ones), invisalign orthodontics (an alternative to metal braces), cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. They can do it all from a routine visit to wisdom teeth extractions!

I’ve never been one to enjoy going to the dentist, but I find myself extremely relaxed and calm during my visits. They are very thorough and explain what they are doing as they are doing it. Everyone in Dr. Webb’s office is very personable and friendly. They truly go above and beyond! I had a tooth ache recently, and they scheduled me in right away to have it taken care of.  Again, I highly recommend them! If you are interested in visiting the office of Sonya Thomas-Webb, D.D.S, P.C., you can schedule an appointment by calling 757-549-0025 or stop by their office located at

910 Great Bridge Boulevard, Suite 106

Chesapeake, VA 23320-6642

Sonya Thomas-Webb, D.D.S., P.C.
The lovely Dr. Webb and myself.

#2 Oral Hygiene Products for Baby

Audrey has been LOVING her toothbrushes (yes, she has more than one)! Not only do they clean her little baby teeth, they help soothe her gums as well. I use a special training toothpaste and quickly give her teeth a brush before handing it to her to hold.

This banana one is a GAMECHANGER (click image for more info). The little handles on it make it easy for her to hold and manipulate. I keep it in my diaper bag, and I attach a paci-clip onto it so that I can clip it on her when she is teething and needs something to chew. (She likes to throw things so the paci-clip prevents it from ending up on the ground!) She literally brushes her teeth as she soothes her gums.. win-win!
She does have a traditinoal toothbrush as well. I picked up this one because it comes with the training toothpaste for babies… and I mean, its My Little Pony! ❀

#3 Teething Products

I always try my hardest to ease any pain she is in before resorting to medicine. These products usually do the trick. If she still seems like she is in  pain,  I will then give her a little infant tylenol (ask doctor before giving your baby any medicine).

Fresh Food Feeder by Munchkin. This is one of my all time FAVORITE products. It entertains her even on days when she isnt in pain from teething. I like to stuff it with apple, because its less messy and more crunchy than other fruit.

Next on my list- little yums by Plum. I typically give her these if we dont have anywhere to be, because they take a while for her to eat and they are messy! They do, however, work wonders and she truly enjoys them. Just make sure to watch your little one closely with them (I am always paranoid about the tiny piece she is left with towards the end)!

My other go-to is a simple one – a chilled wet wash cloth. Ideal for the times when nothing else is really doing to the trick. Or, I will hand her one of her many teethers like this one by Nuby.

When teething gets tough (for both the baby and parents), let us just remember that in the blink of an eye these little teeth that are turning our precious babies into terrors will soon enough be under a pillow as they wait for the tooth fairy to come. I, for one, can wait for that day. Has anyone figured out how to slow down time yet?!

-Rachel xo
In the spirit of full disclosure, I may be an affiliate of products that I recommend. Please know that when you click on a link and purchase a product, in most (but not all) cases, I may receive commission. This does not mean that you are paying more for this product. In fact, they are usually a better deal than you may find in stores! (I love a good deal, y’all!) Thank you for your support!

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