Here at Fredericksburg Dental Center, LLC, we understand that as a new parent you have lots of questions about your baby’s teeth and oral health. We want to provide you with the information and resources you need to provide the best possible care for your child.
One of the most common questions we get from new parents is when will a baby start getting teeth. Keep in mind that teething is different for every child. For some, it will be a fast and easy process, but for other babies it may not be. Each baby is different, but typically babies will have their first tooth poke through any time between the ages of three and nine months.
Babies’ teeth usually come in pairs with the lower central incisors coming in first. The majority of children will have a full set of baby teeth by the time they are three years old. Teething symptoms may include general fussiness, night waking, and changes in eating or nursing habits. Teething symptoms can last up until the time a child has a full set of baby teeth.
Remember, all children are different, and you shouldn’t be alarmed if your child begins cutting teeth a little earlier or later. We recommend that your child see a dentist by the time they are one year old.
If you have any other questions or need more information about teething and infant oral health care, please call us at (717) 865-3457