When does a Baby Start Teething?
Usually, the teething begins to be born when the baby stops breastfeeding exclusively around 6 months, is an important development milestone. The baby’s first tooth can be born between 6 and 9 months of life, however, some babies can come to a year and still have no tooth, which should be evaluated by the pediatrician and also by the dentist.
The first full dentition of the baby has 20 teething, 10 up and 10 down and all of them must have been born until the age of 5. From that stage the milk teething may start to fall, being exchanged for the definitive teeth. After 5 years it is also common that molar teeth, in the bottom of the mouth, begin to be born.
Order of birth of the teeth of milk
Usually, the teething grows by the following order:
- 6-12 months: lower incisors teeth;
- 7-10 months: upper incisors teeth;
- 9-12 months: Upper and lower lateral teeth;
- 12-18 months: top and bottom molars;
- 18-24 months: Upper and lower canines;
- 24-30 months: Second lower and upper molars.
The incisive teeth cut the food, the canines to pierce and rip the foods and the molars crush the foods and the order of birth occurs according to the changes occurring in the introduction of the baby foods.
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Symptoms of the eruption of the teeth
The eruption of the baby’s teeth cause pain in the gums and swelling causing difficulty to eat, which takes the baby to drool too much, put in the mouth the fingers and all objects beyond crying and getting irritated easily.
Moreover, the rash of the baby’s first teeth can be accompanied by diarrhea, respiratory infections, and fever which is generally not related to the birth of teeth but with the new eating habits of the baby.
How to alleviate the discomfort of the baby with the birth of the teething
The cold reduces inflammation and swelling of the gums, decreasing the malaise, can apply ice directly to the gums, or give the baby cold foods such as cold apples or carrots, cut in large format so that it does not choke so that it can handle, although this should be done under surveillance.
Another solution can be to let chewing an appropriate dentition ring that can be purchased at any pharmacy.