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When Do Babies Start Teething?

Teething refers to the time when teeth erupt through the gums as your baby develops and grows.

Teething usually starts around 5 or 7 months of age. However, teething may occur a little earlier or later and is usually nothing to be worried about. The bottom 2 front teeth are typically the first teeth to come in; and by age 2 and a half, most of the 20 baby teeth are visible.

Baby Teething and What You Can Do

How Do You Know Teething is Happening?

You can tell teething is likely happening when your child:

  • is more fussy and cranky
  • starts drooling more than usual
  • has puffy or swollen gums
  • gnaws or chews on anything within reach

It is not common for teething itself to cause high fevers or other cold symptoms; however, it is not uncommon for other illnesses to cause more irritation in teething babies because of the discomfort associated with teething. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Reunion Pediatric Dentistry today.

What Order do Baby Teeth Come in?

The typical order in which baby teeth erupt is as follows: The bottom incisors (bottom front teeth) are typically the first to erupt, usually at around 5 to 7 months. The top incisors (top front teeth) follow at around 6 to 8 months, the top lateral incisors (either side of the top front teeth) at around 9 to 11 months, the bottom lateral incisors at around 10 to 12 months, and the first molars (back teeth) at about 12 months. Reunion Pediatric Dentistry’s Childrens Dental Specialists are here for you and your child. We offer services including Dental Cleanings, Dental Sealants, Composite Fillings, Dental Crowns, Sedation Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, Tooth Extractions and Dental Emergencies.

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