How to Recognize Your Child’s Teething Timeline

Posted May 18, 2018.

If you have undergone a period of teething with a child in the past, then you know that this time can be very uncomfortable for both you and your child. Fortunately, we can help you receive further information on how to handle teething and when to anticipate the arrival of baby teeth. Below you can learn more about the order of baby tooth eruptions and learn the common signs of teething.

Every child experiences teeth differently, but you can anticipate certain developments. For example, the central incisors, which are the bottom front teeth, are the first teeth to erupt in most cases, typically at the age of six months. When your child is reaching eight months, he or she may receive his or her top central incisors.

These teeth are followed by the top neighboring teeth, usually the lateral incisors, between the ages of nine and 13 months. Around months 13 to 19, your child can receive their first molars, followed by the canine teeth around 17 months and the second molars within months 25 to 33.

By the time your child is two years old, he or she should have all 20 baby teeth. Because these teeth erupt in such a short span of time, your child may display signs of teething again and again for several months straight. We encourage you to look out for teething symptoms such as sucking, biting, gum rubbing, excess drooling, mild temperature and reduced appetite.

If you have further questions about teething in Little Rock, Arkansas, and would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist, we invite you to contact Cloud Family Dental at 501-868-3800. Dr. John Cloud, and our team are happy to address your concerns!

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