Pacifiers and Thumb and Finger Sucking
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From six months to age 3, your child may have sore gums when her teeth erupt. Many parents use a clean teething ring, a cool spoon, or a cold wet washcloth. You also can rub the baby's gums with a clean finger.
A mouth appliance may be effective on children if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers when the permanent teeth arrive.