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When do babies start teething?

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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
14 doctors agree

In brief: Teething

Most babies get their first tooth around six months and then a new tooth about every month or so - a typical 1 year old may have six teeth.
However some babies are born with teeth (natal teeth) and some babies don’t get their first tooth until they are 1, there is a wide range for normal development. Kids may lose their first tooth around age 5, barring trauma.

In brief: Teething

Most babies get their first tooth around six months and then a new tooth about every month or so - a typical 1 year old may have six teeth.
However some babies are born with teeth (natal teeth) and some babies don’t get their first tooth until they are 1, there is a wide range for normal development. Kids may lose their first tooth around age 5, barring trauma.
Dr. Willa Terry
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2 comments
Dr. Peter Karsant
Many parents ask me why their child has not lost their baby teeth when 'all their friends have'? Answer-Don't worry and it is actually better to loose them a little later when the child is more mature and can help more with keeping them clean and healthy.
Dr. Debi Williams
TOTALLY agree with you on that point Dr. Karsant!
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6.5 month onward.

Most babies start between 6-7 month of age.
Some start a little earlier and some don't have any teeth until 15-18 month. And it's all good! if it goes beyond 18 month and still no teeth i'll check with a pediatric dentist just to be on the safe side, but still nothing to be too too worried about.

In brief: 6.5 month onward.

Most babies start between 6-7 month of age.
Some start a little earlier and some don't have any teeth until 15-18 month. And it's all good! if it goes beyond 18 month and still no teeth i'll check with a pediatric dentist just to be on the safe side, but still nothing to be too too worried about.
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Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Depends

Teething can start as early as 2-3 months old.
Some kids do not get teeth until close to 12 months. There is a very large range.

In brief: Depends

Teething can start as early as 2-3 months old.
Some kids do not get teeth until close to 12 months. There is a very large range.
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