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When does a baby start getting his first teeth?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: 4-6 months old

While most infants get their first teeth between 4-6 months, there is a lot of normal variability.
As long as they are healthy otherwise, i wouldn;t worry about when they start teething. One thing to note is that children who get their baby teeth later also tend to get their permanent teeth later as well.

In brief: 4-6 months old

While most infants get their first teeth between 4-6 months, there is a lot of normal variability.
As long as they are healthy otherwise, i wouldn;t worry about when they start teething. One thing to note is that children who get their baby teeth later also tend to get their permanent teeth later as well.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Generally 6-8 months, but there is huge variability.

In brief: Variable

Generally 6-8 months, but there is huge variability.
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Around 6 months

Most babies will get their first tooth, usually a front, lower one, around 6 months of age.
They will then usually get about one a month until the front 8 teeth have erupted. There is some genetic variation, in that some families get their teeth early, some get them late. You will find that they come in on their own schedule.

In brief: Around 6 months

Most babies will get their first tooth, usually a front, lower one, around 6 months of age.
They will then usually get about one a month until the front 8 teeth have erupted. There is some genetic variation, in that some families get their teeth early, some get them late. You will find that they come in on their own schedule.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Genetic schedule

If parents teethed early or late, children will follow same pattern.
1st tooth (bottom front) usually erupts about 6 months, but 2mo to 18mo is not unusual. Important that child be seen by dentist (preferably pediatric dentist for same reasons you see a pediatrician) no later than 1st b'day, whether teeth have erupted or not.

In brief: Genetic schedule

If parents teethed early or late, children will follow same pattern.
1st tooth (bottom front) usually erupts about 6 months, but 2mo to 18mo is not unusual. Important that child be seen by dentist (preferably pediatric dentist for same reasons you see a pediatrician) no later than 1st b'day, whether teeth have erupted or not.
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