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when will my baby's teeth start to come in?

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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics 24 years experience
6 months: Many infants have their first tooth erupt around 6 months. Usually, the first teeth to come in are the lower central incisors (center teeth on the bottom). Of course, like everything in pediatrics, the timing can vary. Some infants can be born with teeth (called natal teeth) and some have don't have their first tooth erupt till after their first birthday.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
6 months or later: The lower middle incisors (front lower teeth) are usually the first to come in. They appear at about 6 months, although some normal babies don't get their first teeth until several months later. The doctor, at each regular check-up, can follow the progress of a baby's teething.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
4 months: Most babies start teething between 4-6 months of age. Sometimes, the first tooth may not come in until 12 months of age or even later.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Usually around 6 mo.: Although babies can be born with teeth, usually the start to come in around 6-8 months of age.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It Varies: Anywhere from 4 - 12 mosof age, and even then it can vary.
Dr. Paul Trani
Specializes in Pediatrics
8 months: The average age for your baby's first tooth is around 8 months of age, though the range of normal is anywhere from 3 months of age to 14 months of age. There are babies born with teeth (natal teeth), even. A child who doesn't have a first tooth by 15 months of age should be evaluated further by a pediatric dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Actually average is about 6 months, but there is a broad range of variability. At eruption of 1st tooth, but no later than 1st b'day, child should have 1st Dental Examination. Recommend that you see Pediatric Children's Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist.
Oct 8, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Teething: Usually begins about 4-8 months (6 mo average), however I've had patients that did not begin to teeth until a year and a half. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts Important to see a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist), rather than a General Dentist, once 1st tooth erupts but no later than age 1. Don't put off that 1st examination.

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