Upward pressure from the tooth that is trying to force its way up can make the gums look reddish and slightly bruised.
Gently open your baby's mouth to see if you can find any swollen areas on the gums. If your baby refuses to cooperate run your clean fingers to feel if there are any swollen areas.
Teething is almost always accompanied by excessive drooling. While babies start to produce lots of saliva around this age to increase digestive power, it can also indicate teething.
Some babies get rashes all over their mouth, cheeks, and even diaper area. Keeping the mouth and cheeks dry from drool can help prevent rashes.
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