- On May 15, 2018
- Kids Dentistry
Your baby’s teeth are already there!
Your baby is born with undeveloped teeth in her jaw. These tooth buds form the foundations of your baby’s teeth and are very important. Baby teeth are very important because they help your baby to chew, speak and make their adorable smile.
When will the first teeth come in?
Usually you can expect the first tooth to start appearing when your baby is between 4-6 months old. Not every baby is the same but typically the first teeth push through in the front top and bottom, positions.
How will I know my baby is teething?
In most cases you will begin to notice these indications that your baby is teething:
- Chewing on their hands, bottles, and anything they can get in their mouth
- Lack of sleep
- Loss of appetite
What should I do to help my teething baby?
Tender gums are common when the first teeth are coming in. You can help soothe your baby’s gums by rubbing them gently with a clean finger or rub them with a cool moist cloth or gauze pad. A cool teething ring also helps to relieve your baby’s sore gums.
Do not use over the counter benzocaine products for any children under 2 years old.
My baby has a fever, is that normal when teething?
Fever, diarrhea or a rash is not a normal condition when your baby is teething. If these conditions persist or baby continues to be cranky, call or visit your pediatrician.
When will all of my baby’s teeth be in?
No two babies are exactly alike but you can expect your baby to have all of her baby teeth by 3 years of age.
It’s a great time for your baby’s first dental appointment after the first tooth comes in and the first birthday. The Tooth Doctor can quickly check your baby’s teeth and gums, making sure they are healthy. You can also get any questions answered about how to care for baby’s new teeth which will provide a great foundation for dental health as your child grows.