Taking care of your baby is sure to be at the top of your to-list. There’s no doubt your child will need a great deal of love and attention. However, one thing you want to attend to during this delicate stage is their teeth. There will be many changes and be aware of the process of teething will ensure you are prepared.
Stage #1: 0-6 Months
From birth until six months old, your baby will have teeth, but they often won’t be visible. In fact, their entire set of 20 teeth is already present underneath the gum line.
Stage #2: 6-8 Months
Once your baby gets past the six months age, the baby teeth will begin to emerge. You may start noticing this starting up to approximately the eight-month period. This is when your child may begin chewing on things and could have some pain due to teething.
Stage #3: 10-14 Months
It’s common for the primary molars to show at this age. There may be some crankiness and irritation because it could be uncomfortable for your baby.
Stage #4: 16-22 Months
As your baby begins to get older, the canine teeth will begin to surface. It’s ideal to talk to your pediatric dentist about ways to keep your child comfortable during this time.
Stage #5: 25-33 Months
One of the most painful points of teething is during this stage, and you can expect the largest molars to emerge. It may be helpful to allow your child to chew on a carrot or some other hard food, but you’ll want to keep an eye on them while they eat it.
You and your baby can survive the teething process when you know what to expect. During this time, it can also be beneficial to visit the dentist. To schedule your child’s appointment, contact us.