A Basic Review of the Teething Process

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If you have had a child undergone teething already, then you know that both you and your child can be very uncomfortable during this time. To help you navigate this period and help a teething baby feel as comfortable as possible, Dr. Carla LaLande and our team offer further insight on the process of teething and how to recognize the eruption of baby teeth. Below is a review of the typical eruption order of baby teeth, as well as some common signs of teething to look out for.

The process of teething is different for every child, but there are typical developments you should know to help you be aware of what to expect. Most children first receive the central incisors, which are the front bottom front, and start teething around six months of age. About the time your child is eight months old, he or she receives the second set of teeth, which are the top central incisors.

The lateral incisors, which are the top neighboring teeth, usually follow between nine and 13 months of age. Until the age of about 19 months, your child can have their first molars erupt. However, the second molars usually don’t erupt until after the canine teeth, which usually appear around 17 months of age.

When your child has completed their first two years of age, they should have all 20 baby teeth in their smile. Because your child receives a lot of teeth in a short amount of time, your child may cycle through the signs of teething several times. Symptoms of teething include a mild temperature, loss of appetite, gum rubbing, sucking, excess drooling and biting.

If you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist to further discuss your child’s teething in Las Vegas, Nevada, we invite you to contact Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics at 702-254-8858 today!