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What are signs of a baby teething first teeth?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Irritability

Along with drooling and general fussiness.
Often you can see the bulge of the lower front teeth which are usually the first on the scene. Let the baby suck on an ice cube in a sock while you keep an eye on things so they can't aspirate it and the cold may help topically.

In brief: Irritability

Along with drooling and general fussiness.
Often you can see the bulge of the lower front teeth which are usually the first on the scene. Let the baby suck on an ice cube in a sock while you keep an eye on things so they can't aspirate it and the cold may help topically.
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fussiness

Mostly increased fussiness, change in the wake and sleep cycle, swollen gums.
Generalized irritability after the usual suspects are eliminated.

In brief: Fussiness

Mostly increased fussiness, change in the wake and sleep cycle, swollen gums.
Generalized irritability after the usual suspects are eliminated.
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Dr. David Sullivan
Dentistry - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: First tooth

The first tooth usually emerges at about six months.
It can be earlier or much later without any significant problem. The first teeth that typically erupt are the lower central incisors (the middle teeth on the bottom). You may feel a small raised area on the crest of the bone. Some children get their teeth without any complaints or symptoms, others have a difficult time when a new tooth erupts.

In brief: First tooth

The first tooth usually emerges at about six months.
It can be earlier or much later without any significant problem. The first teeth that typically erupt are the lower central incisors (the middle teeth on the bottom). You may feel a small raised area on the crest of the bone. Some children get their teeth without any complaints or symptoms, others have a difficult time when a new tooth erupts.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Teething

Blanching of gums where tooth trying to erupt, fussiness, irritability, slight gum swelling, change in wake/sleep pattern, drooling.
Cold teething ring helpful. Important that your child see Dentist, preferably Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as soon as 1st tooth erupts to evaluate dent-facial development, fluoride levels, infant oral hygiene, bottle syndrome avoidance, etc.

In brief: Teething

Blanching of gums where tooth trying to erupt, fussiness, irritability, slight gum swelling, change in wake/sleep pattern, drooling.
Cold teething ring helpful. Important that your child see Dentist, preferably Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist) as soon as 1st tooth erupts to evaluate dent-facial development, fluoride levels, infant oral hygiene, bottle syndrome avoidance, etc.
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