Attention to all parents, grandparents, and child caregivers:
The FDA has released important information regarding homeopathic teething tablets. Recent reports state a toxic substance known as, belladonna, has been found in teething tablets and teething gels. Belladonna, which is an extract of the deadly nightshade plant, can cause seizures, muscle weakness, and exhaustion. The FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research recommend that parents and caregivers not give these teething tablets to children and to seek advice first from their healthcare providers. Our office suggest other alternatives, such as teething rings and toys to comfort a teething child.
The FDA also encourages if you have experienced any adverse effects or reactions while using these tablets and gels to please report on the FDA website.
As a front office administrator here at Carolina Mountain Dental, and currently an expecting mother myself I urge you to pass this information on to anyone that may have children entering the teething stages. If you have any questions or concerns about dental care please feel free to call us.