When Do Baby Teeth Come In?

Your baby's first milestones are always exciting to witness. Their first babble, the first they can roll over, or their first teeth will definitely make your heart melt.

But, what if your child is about six months old and their teeth haven't erupted yet? Should you worry?

Here's when baby teeth come and what you can expect when it happens.

Baby Teeth Eruption Chart

While babies develop at their own pace, you can expect to see the first tooth emerging between four and nine months. Around that time, you should also schedule your child's first dental appointment so that a pediatric dentist can examine their mouth and give you valuable advice on how to properly care for their tiny pearly whites.

Here's a breakdown of the teeth eruption chart and what you can expect during each period:

  • 6 to 12 months - You will see your child's first teeth emerge somewhere between six and 12 months. However, it's not unusual for some children to get their first teeth at about four months old. The first teeth that will erupt are the upper and lower central incisors.
  • 10 to 16 months - Around this age, you can expect to see the lateral incisors emerging.
  • 16 to 23 months - The next set of teeth that will erupt are the lower and upper canines. Because they are "pointer" than the other teeth, they may create a bit more discomfort in your child. During this period, your child may also get their first set of molars.
  • 23 to 33 months - After the age of two, your child will get their second set of molars. At around age three, they should have all their primary teeth out, 20 in total.

Signs Your Baby Is Teething

If you are eager to see your baby's first teeth erupt, then you should pay attention to the following signs:

  • Fussiness - Teething may cause a bit of discomfort in your baby, making them fussier than usual.
  • Drooling - If your baby is drooling more than usual, then that's another indication that they are teething.
  • Swollen gums - Your child's gums will get tender and swollen around the time their teeth are about to emerge.

What Can I Do If My Baby Is in Discomfort When Their Teeth Are Erupting?

More often than not, teething doesn't cause too much pain. But, if you think that your child is not feeling very well, you can ease their discomfort by massaging their gums with a clean finger or offering them a teething toy that they can chew on. A clean wet or frozen cloth can also do the trick and provide temporary relief.

What Next?

Now that your baby's first teeth are out, it's time to schedule their first appointment with Windsor pediatric dentist, Dr. Daniel Banks, at Water Valley Dental.

Call us now at (970) 460-8989 or fill out the online contact form to book your child's first consultation.

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