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How do you know when your baby is teething?
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Teething symptoms
The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal.
Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through.

In brief: Teething symptoms
The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal.
Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Teething
Most babies begin drooling and "gumming' between 2-4 months, however, the teeth may not erupt until much later. When you see the gums bulging along the edge, then you can assume the teeth are beginning to erupt.

In brief: Teething
Most babies begin drooling and "gumming' between 2-4 months, however, the teeth may not erupt until much later. When you see the gums bulging along the edge, then you can assume the teeth are beginning to erupt.
Dr. Helena Bentley
Dr. Helena Bentley
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Many signs
Fussy, drooling, sometimes fever of less than 100.
5, sometimes loose stools because of so much saliva, child wants to put everything into mouth. Gums may look a bit swollen. Can happen many times over a few months until teeth actually erupt (bottom front first). When top of gum ridge looks like white bulge, probably tooth trying to erupt. Cold teethers help. See pediatric dentist for 1st cm-up.

In brief: Many signs
Fussy, drooling, sometimes fever of less than 100.
5, sometimes loose stools because of so much saliva, child wants to put everything into mouth. Gums may look a bit swollen. Can happen many times over a few months until teeth actually erupt (bottom front first). When top of gum ridge looks like white bulge, probably tooth trying to erupt. Cold teethers help. See pediatric dentist for 1st cm-up.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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