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My nephew is teething at 6 wks. is this normal?

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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
Yes: Although the average age at which the first primary tooth makes its appearance is about 6 months, there is great variability. Some babies already have teeth at birth ("natal teeth"). Teething at six weeks of age is certainly not an indication that anything is amiss.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Children can develope teeth at any time.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Normal yes.....: But might not be teething at all. By 2 mos kids start finding their hand, then their mouth, then their hand in their mouth which does not mean we are teething. Normal development. Usually on average it's 6 mos for teething to begin. I think the earliest i've seen a tooth cut through was 2 1/2-3 mos. Hope that helps.

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