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Teething

 

Teething begins around 3-7 months and lasts until approximately 2 years of age, when all 20 baby teeth are pre-sent.

 

Generally, the first tooth to erupt comes in at 6 months.  This tooth is the bottom front incisor.

 

When a child is teething they tend to be irritable, drool, chew on everything and the gums may be red.

 

Fever and diarrhea are not related to teething.

  

Ease discomfort with a teething ring, clean damp washcloth or by rubbing gums with your finger or the back of a cold spoon.

 

Do not use teething cookies/biscuits because of the sugar content that can lead to tooth decay.

 

Use medications/ointments only on the advice of a dentist.

 

Remember to clean baby teeth as soon as they come in.

 

The eruption of teeth is a normal physiologic process.  Baby teeth have fairly well defined times of eruption.  The ages listed are the normal ages that a baby tooth emerges:

 

UPPER ERUPTS BY LOWER ERUPTS BY

Central Incisor

8-12 months

Central Incisor

6-10 months

Lateral Incisor

9-13 months

Lateral Incisor

10-16 months

Cuspid

16-22  months

Cuspid

17-23 months

First Molar

13-19 months

First Molar

14-18 months

Second Molar

25-33 months

Second Molar

23-31 months

 

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