15 doctors weighed in:
Can babies stary teething before six months?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes they can, but it is less common than older ages.

In brief: Yes
Yes they can, but it is less common than older ages.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
yes i have seen it as early as 3.5 months old.
4 doctors agree
In brief: Teething
The average age of teething onset is 4 to 7 months.
However, some newborns are born with soft "natal teeth" which are often loose and must be removed to avoid choking hazard. Drooling may occur for weeks prior to the onset of teething. Very swollen gums occur then sharp edge of tooth can be felt. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for tooth to fully erupt.

In brief: Teething
The average age of teething onset is 4 to 7 months.
However, some newborns are born with soft "natal teeth" which are often loose and must be removed to avoid choking hazard. Drooling may occur for weeks prior to the onset of teething. Very swollen gums occur then sharp edge of tooth can be felt. It can take up to 2-3 weeks for tooth to fully erupt.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Elaine Peterson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Teething
Typically infants will have their first tooth come in between 6-10 months of age.
Some newborns are born with natal teeth, thus it is possible for infants to have early teething. It must be kept in mind that symptoms such as fussiness and drooling which are common signs of teething can also be signs of other things, such as infection.

In brief: Teething
Typically infants will have their first tooth come in between 6-10 months of age.
Some newborns are born with natal teeth, thus it is possible for infants to have early teething. It must be kept in mind that symptoms such as fussiness and drooling which are common signs of teething can also be signs of other things, such as infection.
Elaine Peterson
Elaine Peterson
Answer assisted by Elaine Peterson, Medical Student
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Student Doctor Peterson is absolutely correct.
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Although the milk teeth develop when the baby is growing in the womb, the teeth only start to grow throughout the gums when the baby is 6-9 months old (although it can be before or after these ages)

In brief: Yes
Although the milk teeth develop when the baby is growing in the womb, the teeth only start to grow throughout the gums when the baby is 6-9 months old (although it can be before or after these ages)
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age.
There is a very wide range of what is "normal". I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows.

In brief: Yes
Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age.
There is a very wide range of what is "normal". I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
In brief: Yes
The typical range begins at 6 months, but that doesnt mean that some children do not start earlier. As long as the sequence of eruption follows the correct pattern, in most cases early or late teething is not a reason for concern.

In brief: Yes
The typical range begins at 6 months, but that doesnt mean that some children do not start earlier. As long as the sequence of eruption follows the correct pattern, in most cases early or late teething is not a reason for concern.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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