MAMA NATURA® - Dentokind® for TEETHING

Dentokind® for TEETHING

Dentokind® is a homeopathic complex medicine for the relief of teething symptoms.

Research shows that Dentokind® reduces irritability, restlessness, painful gums, earache, mild fever and softened stools in babies and toddlers. Improvement is seen within just a few days.

Give Dentokind® 1 up to six times a day when symptoms first appear, and then reduce the dose to three times a day when symptoms improve.

The dissolve-in-the-mouth tablets make it easy to give Dentokind®, as there is no need to swallow. You can either put a tablet directly in your child’s mouth, or alternatively, dissolve a tablet in a little bit of water on a small (plastic) spoon, if preferred.

Dentokind® helps ease teething discomfort safely, gently & effectively.

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Active Ingredients

Belladonna D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • acute feverish inflammations
  • painful, red and swollen gums
  • sleeplessness and restlessness

Chamomilla D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • very painful teething
  • restlessness together with dissatisfaction
  • child can only be quietened when carried around

Ferrum phosphoricum D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • initial stages of inflammatory conditions (moderate inflammatory signs and symptoms)
  • first aid remedy

Hepar sulfuris D12

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • inflammations characterized by impending suppuration and oedema
  • very irritable and extremely sensitive children

Pulsatilla pratensis D6

  • Therapeutic action / characteristics:
  • emotional, sensitive, moody children who crave for attention and sympathy
  • very weepy

Teething discomfort usually starts within baby’s first six months.

The pain and discomfort of teething is something every baby – and mum – has to endure. The crying and restlessness, as well as fever, rashes and upset tummies, can be worrying, and may disturb sleep as well as family life. Fortunately, teething symptoms soon subside once the tooth is through. As a mum or dad though, you will want to do all you can to help baby through the distress as safely, gently and effectively as possible.

Teething discomfort is distressing for the baby & the whole family

A baby will usually feel pain from a few days before a new tooth starts to push through the gums. Once through, the pain and discomfort starts to subside.

Drooling and biting or chewing on hard objects are classic signs that a baby is teething. A baby will produce lots of saliva which can sometimes irritate the skin around the mouth.

For many babies, the pain seems to be worse at night. Thus, waking at night during teething is common.

Earache, diarrhoea or a nappy rash can be a problem as well as a slight rise in the body temperature, also known as “teething fever”.

See a doctor though, if your baby’s temperature goes over 38.5 °C, or if the baby is suddenly unwell, or vomiting.

A cool gel-filled teething ring to chew on can help ease the gum pain. Another option is Dentokind®, which can significantly reduce symptoms, gently and effectively.

Teething - common signs and symptoms

  • increased salivation / drooling (often begins before teething starts)
  • baby's gums are swollen, red, sensitive and aching
  • bites and chews on solid objects
  • baby's cheeks are sometimes hot and flushed
  • mild rash around the mouth due to skin irritation caused by excessive drooling
  • earache
  • the child is irritable (e.g. weepy, restless, cranky, aggressive, …)
  • sleeping problems
  • gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. diarrhoea)
  • slight rise in body temperature (”teething fever”)

Teething –pain, crying, and general discomfort

Teething is a normal part of development usually starting at any point in the first six months of an infant’s life. The lower front teeth (lower central incisors) are normally the first to appear, followed by the top front teeth (upper central incisors). All 20 deciduous or milk teeth should be in place by about 30 months. Teething may be experienced a second time when permanent teeth start to erupt at the age of around six years.

As good oral hygiene routines should also be established early on, a consultation on teething is a great opportunity to get advice on cleaning teeth as soon as they start to appear. For young infants, cleaning might be easiest with a soft wet cloth until a brush can be used.

Teething: Possible treatments

Local

  • Local interventions:
  • Rub or massage baby's gums with a clean finger
  • Offer teething aids (“teethers”) such as teething rings, toys or biscuits to chew on
  • Offer chilled foods, such as yoghurt or purred fruits
  • Good dental care is starting with baby´s first tooth:
  • clean the baby´s teeth once a day with a soft, wet washing cloth
  • at 12 months of age, a small soft toothbrush with water can be used
  • add a small dab of toothpaste (there are special preparations for children) as the child grows older

Avoid continuous and extended exposure to sugared liquids (“baby bottle tooth decay”). First dental visit should occur by the age of one or within 6 months after eruption of first tooth.

Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical interventions:
  • Local anaesthetics in teething gels to rub on the painful and swollen baby´s gums
  • Analgetics (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen)

Behavioural

  • Behavioural interventions:
  • Try to calm down the child by offering an atmosphere of security (“calmness, closeness, cuddling”)
  • Avoid causing the child additional stress

Naturopathic

  • Naturopathic interventions:
  • Homeopathic medicines such as e.g. Dentokind®

CAVE: Seek medical advice if additional complaints arise and /or symptoms are serious or persist, to rule out other conditions for Baby´s crying.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find some useful answers to your questions as follows:

What is Dentokind® used for?

Dentokind® is indicated for the treatment of teething symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, earache, painful gums, mild fever and softened stools in babies and children.

What are typical signs / symptoms of teething in a baby?

  • increased salivation / drooling (often begins before teething starts)
  • baby's gums are swollen, red, sensitive and aching
  • bites and chews on solid objects
  • baby's cheeks are sometimes hot and flushed
  • mild rash around the mouth due to skin irritation caused by excessive drooling
  • earache
  • the child is irritable (e.g. weepy, restless, cranky, aggressive, …)
  • sleeping problems
  • gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. softened stools)
  • slight rise in body temperature (”teething fever”)

What is the recommended dosage of Dentokind®?

  • Children up to 1 year:
  • Acute condition: 1 tablet up to a max. of 6 times a day (i.e. until improvement occurs)
  • Subsequent dose: 1 tablet 3 times a day (i.e. after improvement occurred)
  • Children 1-6 years:
  • Acute condition: 2 tablets up to a max. of 6 times a day (i.e. until improvement occurs)
  • Subsequent dose: 2 tablets 3 times a day (i.e. after improvement occurred)

For how long can I administer Dentokind® to my child?

Dentokind® is a safe and gentle homeopathic medicine which can be administered as long as symptoms persist.
If your child is poorly responding to Dentokind® or if additional complaints arise, it is recommended to consult a physician.

What are possible side-effects of Dentokind®?

Dentokind® is a very well tolerated homeopathic medicine.
No side-effects are known or have been reported so far.

NOTE:
Existing complaints may temporarily become worse when homeopathic medicines are taken (i.e. initial homeopathic aggravation). In such cases it is recommended to stop taking Dentokind® and to contact a physician.

What are the contraindications of Dentokind®?

Do not administer Dentokind® to your child, if your child is allergic (hypersensitive) to one of the active ingredients or any of the excipients of Dentokind®.

NOTE:
Dentokind® contains lactose (milk sugar). If your physician has told you that your child has an intolerance to some sugars, contact your physician before using Dentokind®.

Can Dentokind® be taken alongside other medication?

Yes, there is no problem to take Dentokind® in combination with other medication that have been prescribed by a physician or alternative practitioner. Interactions have not been observed.

What are the key benefits of Dentokind®?

  • developed especially for use in children
  • suitable from birth
  • safe and gentle with virtually no side-effects
  • excellent tolerability
  • clinically effective
  • easy to take / administer:
  • no need to swallow
  • tablets dissolve quickly within the mouth

Where can you get Dentokind®?

As Dentokind® is classified as a medicinal product, it is available in pharmacies only.

Dentokind® is available without prescription.

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