What age do babies teeth?

When does teething start for babies?

Teething can be a stressful experience for both babies and parents. Teething can be painful for the child, but equally can lead to sleepless nights for parents as they scramble around trying to find the best solution to help reduce the pain. However, for most first-time parents, they do not know when this starts.

To minimise any discomfort and also to protect your baby’s new teeth and gums it’s a good idea to start brushing as early as possible – even before there are teeth!

In some rare cases, babies are born with teeth, however most babies start teething around 6 months old. You can usually spot the signs of teething by the child’s gum becoming red and sore. They may also be rubbing their ear, dribbling more often and gnawing on objects.

The process of teething can last up to two and a half years off and on, during which time the incisors will usually appear first, then followed by the first molars, canines and second molars. By the end of the teething stage, they will have 20 milk teeth that will eventually fall out and be replaced by their adult teeth, which are permanent. If your baby is suffering some discomfort when teething, you can use products such as teething rings to ease the pain. Teething gels are also available to offer some pain relief. Furthermore, chewing fruits, vegetables or bread can help subside the pain.

If you have any further questions, please contact your dentist and they will be happy to provide any answers and allay any concerns about teething that you may have. The main thing to remember is teething is a completely normal and natural part of your child’s growth.

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