Did my baby’s teeth hurt me?
Biting can cause pain and damage to the nipple and areola, so it is important to control this behaviour. Some babies deliberately bite. Breastfeeding a baby with top front teeth for long periods at night can cause a wound on the areola. If a baby’s front tooth has a sharp spike, it can be ground down by a dentist so it no longer causes pain. Some babies are born with one or more teeth. A dentist will consider pulling a tooth if it is loose and may pose a choking risk, if it may affect the alignment of teeth, or if it is causing pain or damage to the baby’s tongue or to the mother’s nipple.